Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Often, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, there are certain considerations that can complicate the consultation visit, such as but not limited to:
- How complex is your treatment and how much time/visits will it require.
- Will you need any special premedication prior to treatment
- Complex medical history that may require physician consultation
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 dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- For your convenience, you may choose to fill out your information on our website. Click here.
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.)
diagnostic tests and imaging
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office or you can bring them to our office for your initial visit. However, we are required to obtain necessary images for every patient so that you can be assured a thorough diagnosis and accurate treatment plan.
To ensure that we can accurately diagnose your endodontic problem, please do not take analgesic pain medication at least 4 hours prior to your diagnostic appointment.