Frequently Asked Questions

Will the treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is in no way uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthetic to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours.

Will I need to return to your office for a follow-up visit after the procedure is finished?

Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office 1 year after the procedure was finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment.

Can I eat/drink before my procedure?

You will be able to eat/drink normally after your procedure. However, we do suggest chewing on the opposite side of your mouth for a few days to allow your tooth to heal. We also suggest waiting until your anesthetic has worn off to eat or drink, as you do not want to risk chewing your cheek, tongue or lip due to numbness.

Will my insurance cover my root canal/consultation?

Insurance coverage varies by insurance carrier and by individual plan. Our office will gladly contact your insurance carrier to determine your benefits and to provide you with your estimated co-payment.

Is there anything I should do before my procedure?

Feel free to eat and drink normally before your procedure. You do not need to take any medication prior to your treatment, unless your doctor or dentist has instructed you to do so.

Do I need a driver for my procedure?

Patients are able to drive themselves to and from their appointments. However, we do request that you have a driver if you are sedated during treatment.

What if I have an after hours/weekend emergency?

Our doctors are on call after hours and on weekends. If you feel you need to speak with a doctor, please call: (760) 726-3973 and our answering service will put you through to the doctor on call.

Get in touch!

Call us: Tri-City 760-726-3973 or Fallbrook 760-728-1410


Tri City address

145 Cedar Road
Vista, CA 92083
760-726-3973

Fallbrook address

425 E Alvarado St
Fallbrook, CA 92025
760-728-1410