First Endodontic Visit | Peoria IL
Your first visit will be either a consultation only or a consultation/root canal. This depends upon what the referring dentist has requested, the complexity of the treatment, whether our office knows the tooth definitely requires root canal treatment, or if we are certain the tooth can be saved. Keep in mind a complex medical history, complicated treatment plan, or an apicoectomy (root canal surgery) will require a consultation 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 referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring your insurance card. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation and treatment visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (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 treatment (e.g. antibiotics for pre-med.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office and it may be beneficial for us to have these. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. In order to provide the best care, we will take our own radiographs in order to optimally see the most current condition of the tooth. Digital radiographs require an incredibly small dose of radiation. You receive much more radiation from simply flying in an airplane or about the same amount just being outdoors.