First Endodontist Visit
Your initial appointment will consist of confirming your diagnosis and consultation time to we explain what your diagnosis means, review your treatment options, and answer any of your questions. Often we will want to initiate treatment to confirm the viability of your tooth and relieve any the symptoms you may present with. However, complex cases, medical histories, or treatment plans will often require that we initiate your treatment on another day, typically at an appointment scheduled at a time where we can solely focus on your specific case.
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, including any secondary dental insurance coverage. 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.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, 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, for pre-med.)
If your 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, you can pick them up and bring them to your initial appointment. The films your dentist has taken are important and can provide insightful information. We will take additional films at various angles in our office, including, when appropriate, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (Cone Beam CT), a 3-D imaging technology.