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 we review the existing structure to create a
personalized plan for you. Unfortunately, not all teeth can be saved by
root canal treatment. If the root canals are not accessible, the root is
severely fractured, or the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support,
then there is a possibility that the tooth cannot be restored.
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 treatment plan will be
presented to you by a professional treatment coordinator. A quote will
be given to you explaining your insurance benefits and financial
responsibilities. Then an appointment will be made for your root canal
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