What to Expect
We are always excited to meet new patients. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to complete the medical/dental health questionnaire, the patient information form, and the financial information form, if you have not previously done so. Please bring your insurance card for us to copy. If your general dentist has given you a written referral or x-rays, please remember to bring them with you to your appointment. Your first visit will be a comprehensive examination with the necessary diagnostic x-rays, if not provided, as well as information provided by your dentist, so that your situation can be thoroughly evaluated and the ideal treatment plan can be determined.
Please bring a list of your current medications and take all routine medications prior to your visit if applicable. Please do not take medication for discomfort for at least 4 to 6 hours prior to your appointment. Treatment is performed using local anesthesia. Please speak with the doctor about any concerns you may have regarding your care. If you have a medical condition that may be a concern prior to your visit such as diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatic fever, artificial joints or heart valves, etc., please let us know before your appointment. If you require antibiotics for any existing conditions please contact our office prior to your visit. All patients under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
Following the careful review of your medical and dental history, your doctor will perform a clinical and radiographic examination to establish diagnosis. She will determine if root canal treatment is indicated and will thoroughly explain your treatment options. In many cases, root canal treatment can be performed during this visit. However, treatment may be scheduled for a future appointment depending upon treatment recommendations.
Every patient is unique and we are committed to providing you with the highest quality endodontic care based on your individual needs. Above all else, we want to make your visit to our office a pleasant and positive experience.
New patients are welcome to complete their registration prior to your visit using our secure online Registration Form. Once the form has been completed, please be sure to press the Submit button to automatically send us your information. When you arrive for your appointment, we will have your paperwork printed and ready for you to sign. Please be assured that every precaution has been taken to ensure that our patients’ private health information remains secure.
Patient Registration Form
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