Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. Re-treatment or surgical procedures will also often require a second appointment and treatment on another day. Endodontic treatment will only be recommended if it is determined to be needed following clinical testing, evaluation, and the diagnosis of an endodontic problem. Alternative treatment options will be presented and you will be given the opportunity to accept or decline any recommended treatment procedures.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit. Patients who are not comfortable speaking English as their primary language may also want to have an English-speaking relative or trusted friend accompany them to their dental visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, sedatives for premedication).
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 4pm
Wednesday 8am – 7pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 4pm
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. Since a major portion of the tooth evaluated or treated by an endodontist is located predominately in bone, endodontic diagnosis and treatment procedures will require multiple dental x-rays for proper therapy.