Questions to Ask Your Endodontist during a Consultation Visit

Dr. Sara is explaining the post-op care to a patient after the treatment

Are you scheduled for an endodontic consultation or thinking about a root canal treatment? It’s natural to have questions and concerns about undergoing such a procedure. Discover essential questions to ask during your visit to ensure clarity.

Is a root canal procedure necessary?

Root canal treatments are recommended when the dental pulp inside your tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, cracks or trauma. If left untreated, the infection can spread, leading to severe pain and even tooth loss.

What can I expect from a root canal procedure?

During a root canal procedure, your endodontist will first numb the area to ensure you are comfortable. They will remove the infected pulp from the tooth’s interior chambers, clean and disinfect the area, and finally fill and seal the empty space to prevent reinfection. The procedure aims to alleviate pain, save the tooth and restore oral health.

Will I be sedated during a root canal?

Sedation options vary depending on the patient’s anxiety levels and the complexity of the procedure. Your endodontist will offer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area or provide laughing gas to help you relax during the procedure. Discussing your concerns with your endodontist beforehand can ensure a more comfortable experience.

Click here to read more about the sedation options offered at our clinic.

What should I do after the procedure?

After a root canal procedure, it’s essential to follow post-treatment care instructions. This involves practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding hard or crunchy foods that may cause discomfort, and take prescribed medication to help with any pain post procedure. Most importantly, you’ll need to return to your dentist for a final restoration and to fully restore the tooth.

Click here to read more about the post-operative care instructions.

Ready to take the next step?

If you need a root canal from an endodontist you can trust, contact us at or (416) 868-4697 and we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will address your needs and concerns.

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