We believe patient education is the greatest way to prepare for a procedure.

Upon entering the office, you will be greeted by our front desk staff who is ready to answer any questions you might have. A dental assistant will escort you to the clinic and take a CBCT scan. Dr. Parker will complete a thorough evaluation and likely complete your treatment during the scheduled appointment.

Before Care

We welcome any calls to our office prior to your appointment to address any questions you may have.

  • Root canals will be performed using local anesthesia. There are typically no restrictions after the procedure with driving or returning to work.
  • Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician.
  • 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 cardiac conditions or a prosthetic replacement (knee, hip, etc.), please make sure to take the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. If you have any questions, please call our office prior to your appointment.

After Care

  • 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 contact your general dentist for an appointment. Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your general dentist has placed a core build-up and a protective restoration, usually a crown.
  • 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. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.

After Apical Microsurgery

Please follow these instructions as closely as possible as they are designed to help you heal quickly. If you experience any complications, please call our office and we are more than happy to help.

Financial Policy

Pittsburgh Roots Endodontics is committed to providing the highest standards of care for patients in a relaxing and friendly environment. Our team will review your case with you, discuss available treatment options, and estimate the associated costs. Payment is due on the day treatment is rendered.

We are in network with the following insurance plans: United Concordia, MetLife, UPMC Dental Advantage, UPMC Medicare, Guardian, Cigna, and Careington discount plans.

If you have another dental insurance, we are happy to electronically process your claim so that you are directly reimbursed by your insurance company. The exact amount of your reimbursement will depend on the specific details of your plan.

We accept all major credit cards and partner with Care Credit to offer 6 or 12 months of interest-free financing. Thank you for choosing our practice.