Root canals are among the most frequently performed dental procedures, but patients often wonder how they can prepare for this treatment. Before your appointment with your dentist in Grand Rapids, there are a few steps that you can take to improve your root canal experience.
Talk to your dentist.
One of the most common reasons that individuals worry about having a root canal or any other dental procedure is a lack of understanding. When you aren’t sure about what to expect, this can make you more nervous about the treatment and unnecessarily anxious while in the dentist chair. To avoid this, do not hesitate to ask your dentist any questions that you may have about the procedure.
Listen to your dentist.
Carefully listening to and following your dentist’s instructions regarding your root canal procedure is one of the best ways that you can prepare for your treatment. He may provide you will prescriptions to fill in advance, instruct you not to eat or take certain medications in the hours leading up to your appointment, or provide you with specific dental care instructions.
Speak to your insurer.
An important part of preparing for any medical or dental procedure is to learn how much coverage your insurance will offer. Talk to us about root canal’s cost and we will help find out what your insurance will cover, if you have insurance as well as other payment options.
Prepare for your recovery.
Every Root canal is different. Most of the time there is little or no pain. Other times, especially if you are already in pain, the body will take some time to heal. You may need prescription pain meds as well as antibiotics.