YOUR FIRST VISIT
We encourage patients to bring a referral slip and any radiographs recently taken at another office. We will also review a list of medications you are currently taking. Your initial visit will consist of a consultation that explains your diagnosis and treatment options. We will review your medical history and will prepare a treatment plan after a thorough evaluation.
For your convenience and to expedite your initial visit, please complete complete this form to begin the self-registration process. Simply enter your information and hit the Submit button at the bottom. Our staff will follow up with you via email with instructions on how to access the Patient Portal to complete your initial paperwork online.
We make every effort to provide you with the best Endodontic care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand in hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. Please provide our office with your insurance information so that we can expedite reimbursement. As a courtesy, our staff will contact your insurance company to find out what your benefits are. We will estimate your portion at the time of service and request that you pay your estimated portion. We will bill your insurance company for the procedure. If there is a balance due after your insurance processes and pays the claim, you will receive a statement for the balance due. If you have paid more than expected, you will receive a refund check from our office.
We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. For your convenience we accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Monthly financing is available through: Care Credit
What to Expect after EndodonticTherapy
It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area for a few days after your root canal treatment as your body undergoes the natural healing process. You may also feel some tenderness in your jaw from keeping it open for an extended period of time. These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over-the-counter pain medications. It is important for you to follow the instructions on how to take these medications. Remember that narcotic medications, if prescribed, may make you drowsy, and caution should be exercised in operating dangerous machinery or driving a car after taking them.
Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your root canal treatment has been completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, contact our office.
A complete report of treatment will be sent to your dentist. Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged.
Please call our office at 904-207-7700 with any questions or concerns you have.
- Do not eat anything until the numbness in your mouth wears off. This will prevent you from biting your cheek or tongue.
- Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist.
- Be sure to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
If the opening in your tooth was restored with a temporary filling material, it is not unusual for a thin layer to wear off in-between appointments. However, if you think the entire filling has come out, contact our office.
Contact our office right away if you develop any of the following:
- Visible swelling inside or outside of the mouth
- An allergic reaction to medication, including rash, hives or itching (nausea is not an allergic reaction)
- A return of original symptoms
- An uneven bite
Root canal treatment is only one step in returning your tooth to full function. A proper final restoration of the tooth is extremely important in ensuring long-term success. Contact your dentist as soon as possible to arrange your next appointment. If your tooth is being treated in more than one visit, do not return to your dentist for the final restoration until the root canal treatment is completed.
The tooth that has had appropriate endodontic treatment followed by a proper restoration can last as long as your other natural teeth. After the tooth has been restored, you need only practice good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, regular checkups and cleanings.
With your consent, our practice is permitted by federal privacy laws to make uses and disclosures of your health information for purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. Protected health information is the information we create and obtain in providing our services to you. Such information may include documenting your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and applying for future care or treatment. It also includes billing documents for those services.
Our practice protects patient information by practicing safe HIPAA policies and procedures. We use Electronic Health Records (EHR) that provides greater security of patient information and Secure Email/Contact to protect patient information exchanged electronically.