A root canal can feel like a big deal, and may even be a bit scary.
At Dr. Brent MacDonald Dentistry in NE Calgary, our commitment is to not only make this process efficient but also to provide a comfortable and professional experience.
Root canals, often sounding way more painful than they are, help save your natural tooth.
Preparation for a root canal helps you enjoy a better process. Here’s what you should do
Root Canal Preparation Tips
1. Communicate with our dentist:
Start by sharing any concerns or questions you may have with Dr. Brent MacDonald and our team. We aren’t just dental professionals; we are here to ensure your utmost comfort during your dental journey in NE Calgary.
2. Avoid Smoking and Alcohol:
Before your appointment, refrain from consuming alcohol and smoking. These substances disrupt healing and may lead to complications.
3. Eat Before Your Treatment
: Enjoy a well-balanced meal a few hours before your appointment. This isn’t just about satiating hunger; it’ll also make sure you are comfortable during and after your appointment.
4. Maintain Composure, Minimize Stress
: While a bit of apprehension is normal, excessive stress is unnecessary. Place your trust in Dr. Brent MacDonald and our team, focus on the positive outcomes, and let’s preserve your tooth!
5. Curate Your Recovery Kit
: Root canal recovery is typically straightforward, but having ice and over-the-counter pain medications ensures your comfort. Gather your ice pack and ibuprofen to streamline recovery.
6. Prioritize Restful Sleep
: To heal, you need to sleep. Getting enough sleep also helps you manage anxiety and emotions. Get a good night of sleep before your appointment to set yourself up for success.