4001 Laurel Street Suite 208 Anchorage, AK 99508

General Instructions


Following your treatment, it’s normal to experience slight tenderness in your tooth and surrounding gum tissue for several days. This is a result of the manipulation during treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. No need for alarm, as this tenderness is part of the healing process.


Please refrain from consuming alcohol while taking any of the prescribed medications. If you encounter persistent discomfort that cannot be managed with the listed medications or notice swelling, contact our office immediately.
Our telephone lines are open day and night for your convenience. In the event you need to call after hours, be aware that pharmacies may also be closed.

The optimal time to reach out is between 8 am and 10 pm when pharmacies are accessible.
After 5 pm and during weekends, your call will be directed to our voicemail. Kindly leave a message in the treating doctor’s emergency voicemail box, providing your date of birth and pharmacy phone number. We are here to assist you promptly at North Pacific Endodontics.

Before Endodontic Instructions

Pre-Treatment Instructions at North Pacific Endodontics

Thank you for choosing North Pacific Endodontics for your treatment. To ensure a seamless experience, please follow our pre-treatment guide. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.

Pre-Treatment Instructions at North Pacific Endodontics

For a smooth experience, please continue taking your regularly prescribed medications for blood pressure, thyroid issues, and any other medical conditions unless instructed otherwise by our team.

If you have questions or concerns about specific medications, feel free to contact our office before your appointment or discuss them during your consultation.

If your healthcare provider has recommended antibiotic premedication (e.g., for mitral valve prolapse, heart murmur, rheumatic heart disease, or prosthesis), ensure you’re on the correct antibiotic on the day of your treatment.
To minimize inflammation, consider taking ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) before your appointment if suitable for you. We suggest 3 tablets of Advil or 2 tablets of Tylenol. If you don’t have these medications at home, we’ll provide them in our office before your treatment to enhance your comfort.

Please note that alcohol intake is not advised while taking these medications. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re here to address any concerns you may have.

Food and Water

It's advised to have a satisfying breakfast or lunch before your appointment at North Pacific Endodontics. Please continue to stay well-hydrated by drinking your usual liquids. Your comfort is important to us, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible.


Curious about transportation after your appointment? At North Pacific Endodontics, our procedures involve local anesthesia, and most patients typically don't encounter issues with driving or returning to work post-treatment. Although you may experience numbness for a few hours after the procedure, it won't affect your ability to drive. Your convenience and ease of experience are our priorities.

Post-Treatment Instructions

Congratulations on completing your
treatment at North Pacific Endodontics!

Pain Management: What to Expect

  • Soreness or tenderness in the treated tooth and surrounding gum tissue is normal for 3-5 days post-treatment.
  • Continue regular dental hygiene but avoid chewing on the treated side until your visit to the restorative dentist.
  • Comfort levels vary, and some patients may experience discomfort for up to 2 weeks. Gradual improvement is a positive sign.

Pain Medication: How to Take It

  • Take Ibuprofen (Advil), Acetaminophen (Tylenol), or aspirin as directed for pain management.
  • Avoid alcohol while on these medications.
  • If pain persists, contact our office promptly for guidance.

Pain Management Medications – Take Every 6 Hours

Swelling: What if It Occurs?

  • Swelling may occur, especially if your x-rays indicated a “black spot” on the tooth.
  • Contact our office upon noticing swelling; we may prescribe an antibiotic or steroid to address it.
    Dosage Recommendations: Pain Management Medications
  • Follow the provided chart for recommended dosage based on your pain level.
  • Contact our office for severe pain; we may adjust the regimen and consider additional medications.

Temporary Filling Care: What to Watch For

  • Your tooth’s outer surface is sealed with a temporary filling until your restorative dentist places a crown.
  • Notify us if a significant amount of filling is lost; we’ll schedule a visit for replacement.

Restoration and Follow-Up: What’s Next?

  • Schedule a final restoration appointment with your general dentist within 2 weeks of your root canal.
  • Attend a follow-up examination at North Pacific Endodontics between 6 months and a year after treatment.
  • This brief, complimentary appointment ensures proper healing and assesses the effectiveness of the root canal.

Contact Us with Any Concerns

  • Call our office at 907-561-0675 for questions or concerns.
  • Leave a message in the emergency mailbox after normal hours, and our doctors will return your call promptly.
  • Provide your name, date of birth, pharmacy phone number, and your phone number (including area code) when leaving a message.

After Treatment Instructions


Congratulations on completing your endodontic treatment at North Pacific Endodontics, your trusted dental clinic in Alaska! Our skilled professionals have successfully sealed your root canal system, ensuring a lasting solution for your dental health. While the outer surface is currently protected with a temporary restoration, it is crucial to schedule a follow-up restoration appointment with your preferred restorative dentist to safeguard your tooth against potential fractures and decay.

To enhance your experience, a comprehensive treatment report will be promptly dispatched to your restorative dentist, providing them with detailed insights into the procedure. As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer a complimentary follow-up examination approximately one year post-treatment to assess the progress of healing. Take advantage of this opportunity to ensure the continued health of your tooth.
For expert endodontic care and seamless follow-up, trust North Pacific Endodontics – your premier dental clinic in Alaska. Schedule your follow-up restoration appointment today by contacting your restorative dentist. We are dedicated to your dental health journey and look forward to serving you with excellence.