Before Treatment

What Should I Do Before My Treatment Appointment

This is a common and often asked question by patients.  For most routine dental procedures including root canal therapy and minor surgical treatment such as root-end surgery (apicoectomy), single tooth extraction, bone grafting and implant therapy in which only local anesthesia is used, you do not need to alter your medication or eating schedule.  It is important that you DO NOT discontinue or stop any prescription medications prescribed by your physician unless specifically instructed to do so by Dr. Wilson or Dr. Shurtz or your physician.  Prior to your treatment appointment Drs. Wilson or Shurtz will review your medical history and consult with you and your physician if any changes to your medications are required.

For surgical treatment (root-end surgery, tooth extraction, implant therapy, bone grafting) please DO NOT wear makeup.  Cosmetics can contaminate the surgical site.

For patient’s using sedation for their dental treatment there are specific recommendations to follow.  Please review the Before Sedation Instructions.

When your procedure will be performed using only local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available for consultation at all times should a problem arise after your treatment.

Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

If you have been advised by your physician or Drs. Wilson or Shurtz to use antibiotic premedication because of a cardiac (heat) condition or prosthetic joint replacement, 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.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Corvallis Office Phone Number 541-768-0419