Please find below useful instructions for your first visit.
Your initial appointment will most likely consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Our front desk staff is well trained and will discuss your options during your first phone call to our office. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation if a clear diagnosis has already been made by your dentist. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation, further consultation and discussion with your referring dentist, and a second appointment on another day to provide the necessary treatment.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
If you are nervous, oral sedation is a great option. No one experiences any discomfort in our office and we guarantee that you will experience no pain while in our chair, but many people have a past history of bad experiences in childhood and are generally anxious towards dental treatment. For such patients, we recommend premedication with an anti-anxiety medication like (Valium, or Halcion). Our patients often fall asleep while we are working on them even without premedication! However, should you still choose to take a sedative medication, please mention that to our front desk staff during your initial phone call. You will require a consultation visit first before the appointment to get a prescription. If taking a sedative, you may not drive to and from the office unassisted.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to the root canal procedure or surgery (i.e. uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, leaking, or artificial heart valves, history of rheumatic heart disease, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin and/or blood thinners, etc.)
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, we may request that they forward them to our office prior to your visit. However, several additional X-rays will be taken by our office the day of your consultation and throughout treatment.