Your First Visit
Your first appointment with our office is generally a consultation.
Make sure to show up for your appointment 10 minutes early to fill out
necessary paperwork. To help you fill out these forms properly, remember
to bring your insurance card, subscriber information, and a referral
from your general dentist. Bring a list of medications you are taking,
and any allergies that you may have.
During your consultation, clinical testing will be done on the affected tooth to arrive at a
diagnosis. This process starts with a digital x-ray of the tooth. The
tooth is then tested for pain to bite, palpation, percussion, cold, and
heat sensitivity. The doctor will assess the mobility of the tooth and
the health of the surrounding gum tissue. It is highly important NOT TO
TAKE PAIN KILLERS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. Taking pain killers will
mask your symptoms, therefore making your clinical tests invalid.
Once a diagnosis is made by the doctor, a personalized treatment plan
will be presented, as well as patient financial responsibility. Although
rare, not all teeth can be saved by endodontic therapy. Examples of this
would be if the root canals were not accessible, the root was severely
fractured, the tooth lacked adequate bone support or the tooth did not
have enough structure for the referring dentist to restore.
the tooth can be endodontically treated, an appointment will be
scheduled to begin your root canal therapy.
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