There comes a point in almost everyone’s life where they are faced with dental pain sometimes from infection, sometimes from an injury, and sometimes for no specific reason at all. When that happens to you, your best option is to see a dentist that specializes in dealing with pain and infection that come from inside the tooth is an Endodontist.
At Phoenix Endodontic Group, our dentists received specialty training after dental school to learn how to best treat patients that have acute tooth pain. We do not do hygiene, crowns, bridges or other restorations is our focus is on root canals and getting our patients out of pain.
We would like you to know what to expect when you visit our office for the first time. Phoenix Endodontic Group is a paperless office that means you can fill out your registration and health history prior to arriving at our office via our HIPPA compliant, secure website. Because we are not your regular dentist, we need to find out as much about you as we can in terms of your health history, medications taken and prior dental experience.
If you have been referred to Phoenix Endodontic Group, your dentist should have provided a referral form and x-ray of the area to be considered for treatment. We would also need to obtain your dental insurance information (if applicable) so that we can assist you in filing a claim for the office visit.
Each patient is unique and no two root canals are the same. That being said, on your first visit you will always have an x-ray taken by our staff and a consultation by one of our endodontists. After the consultation, if treatment is needed will schedule back to do this on a different day.
Other patients will elect to begin the root canal procedure at this first visit. If treatment is started at the first visit, the goals are to diagnose the problem, open the tooth and remove the nerve (the source of the issue). If the patient has an abscess or is otherwise uncomfortable, medication will be placed inside the tooth and the patient may be prescribed additional medications.
Because Phoenix Endodontic Group is a specialty office, there is no guarantee that root canal treatment will be finished at the first visit, some are. Other root canals require a second visit to finish the appointment is usually two weeks later. The time in between allows the tooth to heal as medication would have been placed inside the tooth at the first visit. Once the patient is asymptomatic, the treatment is completed.
Whether your root canal requires one visit or two, Phoenix Endodontic Group will always provide the highest standards of patient comfort and care found anywhere.