Preparing for Your Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment can appear to be an extensive process, but with proper preparation and understanding, it can be a smooth and stress-free restorative treatment experience. At CITIDental Boston, we prioritize your comfort and ensure you are well-informed every step of the way.

Understanding Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a treatment designed to repair and save a tooth that is severely affected by decay or infection . The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. It’s a common procedure that can help relieve pain and save your natural tooth.

Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Boston dentists. During this visit, we will take X-rays to assess the extent of the damage and discuss the procedure in detail. This is also a great time to ask any questions you might have.


If you have any existing health conditions or are taking medication, make sure to notify your dentist. They may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection or suggest pain relief options for after the procedure.

Dietary Adjustments

On the day of the procedure, eat a light meal a few hours before your appointment. Avoid alcohol and tobacco, as they can hinder the healing process.


Arrive a little early to complete any necessary paperwork and to allow yourself some time to relax. Our friendly staff at CITIDental Boston will ensure you feel comfortable and at ease during the process.

Comfort Measures

Our team is dedicated to your comfort. We offer various options to help you relax, including sedation dentistry if you are particularly anxious.

Procedure Time

The root canal treatment usually takes about 60 to 90 minutes. However, more complex cases may require additional visits.

Pain Management

Part of the treatment may involve some slight discomfort depending on the case. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, can help manage this.


We will schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure the tooth is healing properly. If you experience severe pain or swelling, contact us immediately.

Oral Hygiene

Continue to brush and floss regularly, but be gentle around the treated area. Avoid chewing hard foods until the tooth is fully restored.

At CITIDental Boston, we strive to provide exceptional care and support throughout your root canal treatment. By following these guidelines, you can help ensure a successful and comfortable experience.

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