Clairemont Endodontics

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PRE-APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS

1. Please bring a completed set of New Patient Forms (above) with you to your appointment; we also need the referral slip provided by your dentist

2. Avoid any pain medication 8 hours prior to your visit

3. Please be prepared to pay your appropriate treatment fee, in full, the day of your appointment

4. We require at least 24-hours’ notice if change of appointment is absolutely necessary

5. All patients will need to provide a valid photo ID and an insurance card (if applicable)

If you have any questions regarding your appointment, do not hesitate to call the office. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Your First Visit

If you are making an appointment to visit our office, chances are your dentist suspects you may need a root canal. Perhaps you may be experiencing pain, swelling or sensitivity. Or you may not have symptoms at all, but your dentist may see something “suspicious” on your x-ray. Whatever it is that brings you to see Dr. Tengonciang, if you know what to expect at your first visit, you can manage your expectations accordingly.

A typical first visit  to our office begins with an assistant taking x-rays of your teeth. Dr. Tengonciang will evaluate your symptoms prior to testing the tooth in question along with the adjacent teeth. After the tests are complete, a diagnosis will be given and Dr. Tengonciang will thoroughly review his findings and discuss your treatment options. 

Dr. Tengonciang will also make you aware of the benefits and risks involved in order for you to understand how endodontic treatment can relieve your pain and save your tooth.

If you decide to receive treatment, the procedure may start immediately. Before treatment begins, you will receive local anesthesia to numb any sensations you may feel during the procedure. If the procedure is unable to be completed within one visit, medicine may be placed inside the tooth between appointments.

Once your procedure is complete, more X-rays are taken to track the success of the treatment. You will be provided with post operative instructions and what to expect over the next few days. 

*If you need assistance in a language other than English or if you are deaf/hearing impaired, please call our office prior to first appointment. Once your preferred method of communication is documented, it would be our pleasure to set up an interpreter on your behalf.

 

Sedation

For patients who are overly anxious about receiving endodontic treatment, oral sedation can help reduce your anxiety about your endodontic procedure. Although you'll be in a very relaxed state, you still will be conscious and able to communicate with the doctor. Because you may feel sleepy, you'll need an escort to drive you to and from your appointment. If you are interested in having oral conscious sedation during your appointment, feel free to call our office to discuss this option prior to your appointment.

 

Financial Information

Payment Methods

We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and CareCredit.

Payment Plans

We offer financing plans to patients who are looking for a way to fit treatment into a monthly budget. If this is something you're interested in, please click HERE to take advantage of our financing options!

Dental Benefit Assistance

We work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your benefits. While we try our best to estimate your cost of treatment, actual payment is determined by the insurance company once they process your claim. As a service to you, not only will our team research your benefits and provide you with your estimated costs (prior to starting treatment), we will happily submit your claim to your dental plan on your behalf.

 

Have a question?

If you have any questions regarding your dental benefits or a general question regarding our office, it would be our pleasure to assist you. Click below to send Courtney, our practice manager, an email and she will happily answer your questions.