Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. There are typically no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available for consultation at all times should an issue arise after your treatment.


Continue to take all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If you have any questions, please call our office prior to your appointment.


If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip, knee, cardiac or other prostheses, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. If you have any questions, please call our office prior to your appointment.

Preparing for Your Procedure

Taking ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) will help reduce inflammation when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy. 

You can eat normally before a root canal treatment, and we ask you to please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable. As with all oral procedures, please brush your teeth prior to the appointment. 

Contact Your Philadelphia Endodontist

Dr. Rhome aims to provide unsurpassed quality of care in an environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations. If you have any questions or concerns about what you should be doing prior to endodontic treatment, please give us a call at 215-735-7113. We look forward to hearing from you.