Before Your Procedures


Although endodontic procedures vary in duration and complexity, these recommendations will help to make the experience as relaxing as possible.

  • If you are given X-rays or have referral information from your general dentist, please bring these to your consultation appointment and any follow-up visits.
  • Please ensure that you have your current dental insurance information before your appointment. (Read more about insurance policy here…
  • Don’t hesitate to contact our office for any questions about financing your treatment before your appointment. (Read more about financial policy here…
  • Eat regular meals before your appointment.
  • Pre-medicate with antibiotics, if you normally do, before dental appointments.
    • Why pre-medicate? For patients with certain pre-existing medical conditions, an antibiotic is recommended to help fortify against even the smallest possibility of infection.
  • Unless instructed by your endodontist, do NOT take any pain medications prior to your appointment.

Procedures are  performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.

As with all of Gulf Coast Endodontics procedures, a doctor will be available for consultation should the need arise.

Pre-Existing Conditions

Diabetes, blood pressure, thyroid & conditions requiring medication

Please continue to take all of your medications as recommended by your physician prior to your procedure.

Notify the doctor during your consultation about any/all medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, minerals, or naturopathic remedies you may be taking. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our office prior to your appointment.

  • Please eat a full breakfast or lunch prior to your appointment. For diabetics especially, please keep insulin timing in consideration when setting up your appointment. The office can let you know approximate length of time for procedures to assist you in maintaining optimum health.
  • If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic pre-medication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip, knee, cardiac or other prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.
  • Unless instructed by your endodontist, do NOT take any pain medications prior to your appointment.