First Visit

We are always excited to meet new patients.  Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible.  Please arrive 15 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.

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • 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.

  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
  • 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.

X-Rays

If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our office during your visit.

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 endodontic treatment (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 treatment (i.e antibiotics, for pre-medication)

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.