As an endodontic patient, what should I expect?

A comprehensive examination to diagnose oral pain and pulpal injury to determine if the tooth in question is a good candidate for endodontic therapy. Non-surgical root canal therapy is used to remove diseased pulp and then the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.

Occasionaly, microsurgery may be indicated. We are experts in performing this procedure, and utilize sophisticated equipment to ensure the best result.


Treatments - Consultation

Your initial appointment will consist of an endodontic examination and consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Depending on the recommended course of treatment and the condition of your tooth, we will most likely start and complete your treatment in one visit. Some endodontic procedures, such as surgery or complicated retreatments may require additional time and will need to be scheduled on a different day.

Please help us schedule the proper appointment by providing the following information:

  • Referral slip indicating the tooth involved
  • If you are required to be pre-medicated with antibiotics for a heart murmur, hip or joint replacement or other conditions
  • If you are currently on any medication
  • If you have had previous root canal treatment or if root canal treatment has been started on the tooth in question
  • If the patient is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must be present at the appointment
  • If you will be using dental insurance, please have the following information available:
  1. Dental Insurance company
  2. Subscriber social security # or Subscriber ID
  3. Group #
  4. Plan type
  5. Subscriber's employer 
  • If you have dual insurance (2 dental insurance plans) we will need the above information for both plans.