Endodontic FAQ

The first time you arrive, we will walk through the patient registration process with you. If you participated in online registration, the registration process when you arrive is much shorter. You will then wait in our comfortable waiting room until one of our office staff calls you back. Typically, x-rays and a 3-D CBCT scan will be taken, after which the doctor will sit down with you and discuss the images with you. He may perform additional tests to determine hot/cold sensitivity, etc. The doctor will recommend the proper treatment based on the clinical findings. If you are receiving treatment the same day, then the doctor will proceed with treatment. If you are not receiving treatment the same day, you may schedule a time for you to return for treatment with our front office staff. As always, we are committed to providing exceptional endodontic treatment in a patient-centered office. We will not proceed with treatment until you give us the go ahead.

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthetic to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours. In addition to local anesthesia, we also offer oral sedation, as well as nitrous oxide at an additional charge. Your endodontist will work with you to address your concerns and help pick the right level of sedation for you to be pain-free and comfortable during your treatment. 

Yes, for most endodontic treatment, we recommend that patients return to the office 6 months after the procedure was finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment. We like to monitor the healing for the first 2 years following your treatment to ensure everything has healed or is healing properly.

The fee for your endodontic treatment will be based on the extent of treatment. During your first visit we will discuss the probable number of visits, their length, and the fees involved.  Endodontic treatment fees can range from $900 to $1,800 and it is our policy that your care is paid for at the time of treatment. Because of the unique nature of our practice and the specialized kinds of cases we treat, it is not possible for us to accept all insurances. We are preferred providers for Delta Dental, Cigna, GEHA, MetLife, Humana, Principal, Ameritas, Assurant, Aetna, Guardian, and United Concordia.

We are also pleased to offer Care Credit to our patients. Care Credit is a convenient, no initial payment, low monthly payment plan for dental treatments of $1,000 to $25,000. Offering Care Credit allows us to make the smile you've always wanted affordable.  Please ask our friendly staff for applications for these financing options. We also accept all major credit cards.