What to do prior to treatment?
Precise oral examination, x-rays of the neighbouring teeth are necessary. The patient also gets detailed information on the planned treatments.
Sometimes before polishing premedication treatment is needed such as root canal filling or building up the tooth below the crown-stump. In case the patient suspects metal allergy, metal allergy test must be done. The properly prepared teeth then will be polished.
It is advised to eat before every dental treatment because it is recommended not to eat until the numbness lasts, which is usually for 3-4 hours after the injection.