What to Expect at Your First Visit to York Hill Endodontics
Have you recently been referred to an endodontist for root canal treatment? While it’s understandable that you may feel anxious about your initial visit to the endodontist, rest assured that you will receive the best dental treatment at York Hill Endodontics. Want to know what to expect when you first enter the office? Continue reading to learn more about your first appointment.
What is Involved During the Initial Visit?
Your first appointment will focus on meeting your endodontist and a consultation that will explain your diagnosis and available treatment options. This initial assessment will typically involve a clinical exam along with select digital radiographic imaging (which may include a CBCT or “3D” scan of your tooth). If root canal treatment is recommended, sometimes your endodontist can perform the appropriate treatment on the same day as the initial consultation. You may need to schedule another appointment, but this depends on each individual’s medical history and the complexity of the required treatment. Your endodontist will gladly discuss your options in great detail.
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What sort of treatments do Endodontists perform?
Endodontists are dental specialists that perform endodontic therapy. Types of treatment typically include root canal treatment, endodontic retreatment, and endodontic microsurgery. In addition, endodontists can manage cracked teeth and traumatic dental injuries. They primarily focus on procedures that involve the soft inner tissues of the teeth (the pulp). Endodontists receive two or more additional years of advanced education when compared to general dentists. Most patients receive referrals to an endodontic specialist because of their specialized skills.
What Should You Bring?
Providing the appropriate information during your first appointment will make the process go a lot faster. We ask that you come to your appointment 10-15 minutes early to fill out our new patient forms. Some crucial pieces of information include:
- Your referral slip
- Any relevant or recent X-rays (which you can obtain from your family dentist)
- Complete medical information, including a list of medications you are currently using
- Your dental insurance information/forms, if applicable
- A parent or guardian must accompany patients under 18 years old
Schedule Your Appointment Today
The team at York Hill Endodontics is eager to help you through your dental care procedure. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and encourage you to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.