First Visit

Please bring the following information:

  • Your referral slip and x-rays from your dentist
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • If you have insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards

Save time by printing the forms and bringing the completed forms with you to your appointment.  (PATIENT INFORMATION –> PATIENT FORMS)

We also recommend that you review our financial policy.  (PATIENT INFORMATION –> FINANCIAL POLICY)

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all appointments.

After performing an in depth medical and dental health history, we will do a thorough examination to come to your diagnosis and have an informative conversation about your treatment options.

Will It Hurt?

We will be as gentle as possible.  Exams can be performed with little or no discomfort.  Local anesthesia is used for all other treatment.

Do I Need X-Rays?

For root canals: All teeth requiring any type of root canal treatment will have x-rays taken at our office.  For the x-ray weary, please be advised that dental x-rays are quite safe and necessary throughout and at the end of any root canal treatment to ensure you receive the best treatment possible.

For treatment of gum disease: We will need a full set of current x-rays in order to see disease not otherwise visible.  If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.

HOW MUCH Will It Cost?

Since all patients are different, we must perform your examination before establishing your treatment plan and the fee for care. The fee for treatment can vary considerably depending on the diagnosis, as well as the complexity and length of treatment.  An approximate fee can usually be determined at the initial visit.  Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals

Dental insurance often partially covers the cost of treatment. Please bring all medical and dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment.  We will contact your insurance company to obtain your benefit levels for the necessary treatment.  You will be informed of your co-payment prior to treatment.

When Will I Go Back To My General Dentist?

Our office and your dentist will work together closely.  If crowns and fillings are needed, your dentist will provide them.  Our office does not permanently restore teeth.

  • Following root canal treatment, you will need to see your dentist for a permanent restoration within a month.
  • Regular visits to your dentist are an important part of periodontal maintenance.