A typical visit to our office 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/have taken within the past month. Once all forms are complete, an auxiliary member will review and chart your chief complaint and history of the tooth pain before taking x-rays of your teeth.
Once your first set of x-rays is complete, you will be greeted by your doctor, who will review your paperwork and evaluate symptoms prior to testing the tooth in question along with adjacent teeth. After the tests are complete, a diagnosis will be given to determine the best treatment care and prognosis. Possible post-treatment decisions such as a crown on the treated tooth will be addressed.
Your doctor will inform you of the options, benefits, and risks involved in order for you to understand how endodontic treatment is a way of saving your tooth.
If you decide to receive treatment, the procedure may start immediately. Before treatment begins, you will receive local anesthesia to numb any sensations you may feel during the procedure. Most procedures are completed in one appointment.