Please bring with you a list of any current medications that you are taking, along with your dental health insurance card upon your first visit.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. In most instances, treatment can be initiated the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your endodontic referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment or if you are on any medication.
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 assistant will review and chart your chief complaint, referring dentist’s information and history of the tooth pain before taking x-rays of your teeth.
Dr. Eguchi 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.
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. If the procedure is unable to be completed within one visit, medicine may be placed inside the tooth between appointments.
Once your procedure is complete, more x-rays are taken to track the success of the treatment. You will be provided with review sheets that include your post-operation instructions and what to expect over the next few days.
Be sure to contact your endodontist if you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment. More detailed information regarding endodontic procedures and post-treatment care is available in this area of the website.
Once your first set of x-rays are complete, you will be greeted by your endodontist, 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.