Our practice is committed to providing you with safe, gentle, and high-quality endodontic care. We understand you may feel anxious about receiving endodontic treatment. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while we provide the best possible care.
During your visit, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Take updated imaging of the tooth you were referred for, even if you have one from your general dentist
- Obtain a 3D image (CBCT); at that time, you will be asked to remove any jewelry or accessories that may interfere with the imaging
- Complete a clinical examination
- Discuss findings and endodontic treatment options
- Answer any questions you may have
Please bring with you to your appointment
- Referral form and/or X-ray from your general dentist
- Your driver’s license and insurance information
- A list of your medications (over-the-counter and prescription)
- Pharmacy information
- If you have been instructed by a health care provider to premedicate prior to dental appointments, please do so.
- Taking any type of pain medication for four to six hours before your appointment time may interfere with our testing or results. If you have questions, please call our office.
- Take all other medications as prescribed.
After your visit
- Your root canal therapy may be complete after one or more visits, depending on the diagnosis and complexity of the case.
- After the endodontic therapy is complete, the biting surface of your tooth will be temporized with a temporary filling.
- We recommended you return to your referring dentist as soon as possible, typically within four weeks, for a permanent restoration. The long-term prognosis depends on this final step for complete restoration and healing of your tooth.
If a patient is under the age of 18, we require the biological parent or legal guardian to accompany the patient to the appointment so our doctors have the ability to discuss treatment options, procedures, and outcomes and obtain consent.
Our doctors are available to address your after-hours concerns. Our office answering system allows a doctor to be notified, should an after-hour situation occur.
Your appointment time is reserved specifically for you. We request a 24-hour notice if you are unable to keep your appointment as scheduled. Please remember that if treatment is rendered in more than one appointment, a prolonged interval between appointments could complicate completion of your treatment, and symptoms may arise.