On the day of your procedure, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time to complete your paperwork. Please assist us by downloading the necessary forms from this website, completing them and bringing them to your appointment, along with the referral slip from your dentist. If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card and information. An initial X-ray will be taken at our office unless a digital X-ray has already been sent by your dentist.
If you are required by your doctor or dentist to begin antibiotic treatment before a dental procedure due to hip, knee or cardiac valve replacement, or for any other condition, please take your prescribed antibiotic before you arrive at Eastern Shore Endodontics. You may call our office to prescribe antibiotics after your prescription is out. Continue to take prescribed medications for blood pressure, diabetes or any other conditions according to your regular dosing schedule. Eat a regular breakfast or lunch, whichever is applicable. Be sure to make Dr. Manasco and his staff aware of any blood thinners, such as Coumadin or Plavix, you are taking.
Research has shown that taking two ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), or a total of 400 mg, one to two hours before an endodontic procedure can reduce inflammation during treatment. There are generally no restrictions on driving or returning to work following your endodontic procedure unless you take a sedative such as Valium.
In the days after your endodontic procedure, plan to return to your regular dentist for follow up and placement of a permanent restoration (crown) on the treated tooth if needed. Dr. Manasco will send a report that explains your procedure and includes treatment notes, with before and after X-rays, to your regular dentist.