First Visit What to Expect
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options; followed by treatment of the diagnosed tooth needing a root canal.
If the tooth has had a previous root canal several appointments are needed. One for consultation and others for treatment. All processes will be explained in detail during the initial consultation.
Whether it’s your first time in our office or a recurrent patient, every time you have an appointment you will receive a link via email and the password via text to enter into our system and fill in or update your personal and health information.
Please assist us by entering the following information on our secure website 24 hours before your consultation:
- Verify personal information and enter emergency contact.
- Fill out thoroughly your Medical History
- List all medications you are presently taking.
- Fill in your Pain History
- Read All Consent forms (checkmark the box). Your signature will be required at the end to close the screen.
- If you have medical and/or dental insurance, bring the necessary documents to your appointment. This will allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 during any appointment.
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 appointments (i.e. antibiotics for pre-med.)
If your referring dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6 months), please request that they forward them to our office email: [email protected].
A 3-dimensional X-Ray called Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) will be taken at your initial appointment for the tooth in question. This X-Ray provides a high-definition image that aids the doctor in the proper diagnosing of root canals, it allows us to see how close the roots are to the mandibular nerve or the sinuses. It also helps us see if more than one tooth is affected by the infection in the bone. Something that is not visible in a traditional x-ray. If you have additional questions, please call our office.