Your first appointment with our Shadelands Endodontics Team is necessary to thoroughly diagnose and evaluate your condition and discuss treatment options. The doctor utilizes a variety of diagnostic tools and techniques to determine how to proceed with your treatment. Following this initial consultation, we will schedule your treatment. For those patients who are in pain, we may initiate treatment at the first appointment.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral form from your General Dentist and any x-rays taken.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have Medical or Dental Insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at each visit.
Please advise us if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to any treatment (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
Your dentist may provide you with one or more x-rays which you should bring to your initial consultation. Although these x-rays are helpful in diagnosing your treatment, one or more digital x-rays will be taken at your consultation appointment to provide a precise view of the tooth. Our practice is outfitted exclusively with digital x-ray equipment. These x-rays are also utilized during the treatment. Rest assured that any x-rays taken at our office are critical to your treatment. You may also be assured that digital x-rays are designed to limit radiation exposure.