FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your comfort is our number one priority
We will take every measure to ensure your procedure is comfortable. If treatment is needed we will deliver a sufficient amount of local anesthesia to gently numb the tooth we are treating. Many patients are comfortable enough to fall asleep during treatment. For most people, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after a few hours.
It is important for the success of your treatment to follow up with your general dentist right away to determine if a new filling or crown is necessary Please let us know if you have any questions about this.
When you call our office it is important to us we schedule to accommodate according to your preference. We offer two options; the first one is a consultation with the doctor. The consultation appointment is 1 hour. During the consultation, we will diagnose the problem, review your treatment options, and assist you with making a fully informed decision.
The other option is to do the consultation and root canal treatment if it is the appropriate course of action. Generally, this appointment in its entirety would be around 2 -2.5 hours. In some cases, treatment may require 2 visits. Although rare we may recommend remedicating the tooth more than twice if you have a particularly robust infection. We are fully committed to spending as much time as necessary to provide the highest level of care possible.
In most cases, we recommend a patient return to the office 1 year after the procedure is finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment. There is no follow up cost to you, it is part of our commitment to ensuring long term results.