What should you expect?

A typical visit to an endodontist begins with completing paperwork, which includes your medical history and consent forms. It is advisable to bring a list of all the medications (over-the-counter and prescription) that you regularly take or have taken within the past month.

Once the forms are complete, an assistant will review and chart your symptoms, the referring dentist's information, and history of the tooth pain before taking x-rays of your teeth. A comprehensive examination to diagnose the cause of your facial pain and pupal injury is done to determine if the tooth is a good candidate for endodontic therapy. We will thoroughly discuss the treatment options as they pertain to your tooth and answer any questions you may have. Your endodontist will make you aware of the benefits, options, and risks involved in order for you to understand how endodontic treatment is a way of saving your tooth.

When you decide to receive treatment, the procedure typically will begin at your appointment. You will receive local anesthesia to numb the area to prevent any sensations during the procedure. You will also be given a choice of sedation options to assist you with your treatment. You have the option of utilizing nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to assist with any uneasiness you may feel regarding treatment. We also offer oral or I.V. Sedation for patients who may be a little more anxious. If the procedure is unable to be completed within one visit, medicine may be placed inside the tooth between appointments and often antibiotics are prescribed. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work unless you are given sedation. Patients utilizing a sedation option must have a licensed driver to transport them to and from their appointment.

We strive to communicate clearly so that you are comfortable and know what to expect when you visit our office for treatment. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it. Our staff works diligently to make sure that patients receive exceptional care from their first visit through treatment and post-treatment care.

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