Your initial appointment will consist of a comprehensive consultation and examination. At that time, Dr. Avilés will examine the area of concern, take diagnostic x-rays and/or 3-D images, determine whether your tooth is in need of root canal therapy, and review your treatment options. In most cases treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Upon scheduling your appointment, our office will send you a login ID and password via e-mail in order to access our secure site and complete your Patient Registration online. If you prefer, you may complete your registration when you arrive for your appointment.
If you have dental insurance, please provide us with the name of your insurance company, and the subscriber’s name and ID number at the time we make your appointment. This will save time and allow us to verify your insurance coverage, submit claims on your behalf, and give you an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs before your appointment.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years of age during all visits.
Please alert us if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to your visit (i.e. latex allergy, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.), if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental treatment (i.e., antibiotics).
If your Dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office, if they have not already done so. Additional x-rays will also be taken during your initial consultation with Dr. Avilés.
In certain cases, 3-D Images will also be taken during your evaluation appointment. To learn more about this exciting new technology, please click here.
For a more detailed information, please see What To Expect As An Endodontic Patient.