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Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed using 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.


Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.


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 prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, 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 303-922-3636 (ENDO)

Home Care Instructions

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.


NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact Dr. McKee immediately.


The office telephone is answered during the day and Dr. McKee can be reached by following the instructions on our voice message.  If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.

After Completion of Endodontic Treatment

Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. Included in your treatment is a complimenary follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes. 


Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your restorative dentist has placed the permanent restoration. 

Belmar Endodontics • Dr. Michael B. McKee 550 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 160, Lakewood, Colorado 80226
Phone: 303-922-ENDO (3636) • Fax: 303-922-0026
Endodontist Dr. Mckee of Michael B. McKee DDS, PC provides endodontic procedures including Root Canal Therapy, Endodontic Retreatment, Apicoectomy, Cracked Teeth and Traumantic Injuries.
Serving The Following Cities:
Belmar Colorado • Lakewood Colorado • Denver Colorado • Littleton Colorado • Wheat Ridge Colorado • Arvada Colorado • Westminster Colorado • Aurora Colorado • Golden Colorado • Evergreen Colorado• Summit County Colorado