Your First Visit
When you schedule your appointment, we will email you a welcome letter that will provide you with a secure password to complete your online registration. This will save you time during your appointment check-in. Please let us know at this time if you have any dental insurance that you would like to use so we can check your benefits ahead of time.
We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (248) 823-7830.
What to bring:
Please bring the following information to your first visit:
- Your referral slip and x-rays provided by your dentist. Additional x-rays may need to be taken in our office to properly diagnose your dental problem.
- If you have dental insurance, bring your insurance card to allow us to properly process your claim
- A list of medications you are currently taking
IMPORTANT: a parent or guardian must accompany ALL patients under the age of 18 years of age at each visit
Please alert a member of our staff if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to your appointment. If you have been advised to take an antibiotic premedication by your physician or dentist for a heart problem or a recent joint replacement, please take it prior to your new patient examination in our office. If you have any questions prior to your appointment, please call our office at (248) 823-7830.
We understand that going to the dentist is a huge source of anxiety for a lot of patients. Our philosophy is that the more comfortable you are as a patient, the easier it is for everyone and the higher quality of care we can provide you. In addition to local anesthetic, we offer the following options:
- Nitrous oxide: This is great for patients that have an anxiety level of 4–7 out of 10. We get a lot of positive feedback from patients who use nitrous.
- Oral sedation: a safe pill that is taken the night before and 1 hour before the appointment. Someone will need to drive you to your appointment. For patients that have an anxiety level of 7+. This is used in conjunction with nitrous oxide.
What To Expect
This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available for consultation at all times should a problem arise after your treatment.
Please continue taking all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems, and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If you are required to take pre-medication for prosthetic joint or heart condition, please remember to take the prescribed medication 1 hour before your appointment. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.
On the day of your first appointment, if you are taking pain pills, please refrain from taking them for 8 hours prior to your appointment if possible. Having these in your system can make diagnosing your problem more difficult. After describing the problem that you have been experiencing, a comprehensive examination and digital radiographs will be taken to determine the proper diagnosis of your case. This will be followed by a discussion of treatment alternatives and prognosis. Once all your questions have been answered and the consent forms signed, endodontic therapy can be started. A complex medical history or treatment plan may require additional appointments to complete the treatment.