Your first visit will consist of an endodontic consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. If treatment can be done the same day as the consultation Dr. Vanessa Cabrera will get started immediately. Occasionally a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
If you are being referred from your regular dentist we will work directly with them to receive your medical records and x-rays. Please bring your referral slip to the endodontic appointment.
If you are not a referral from a dentist please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any X-rays (if applicable)
- A list of medications you are currently taking
- If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card and driver’s license.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit and treatment visits.
This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available for consultation at all times should a problem arise after your treatment.
Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.
Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.
If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication because of a heart condition, prosthetic joint replacement, etc., please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.
If you can take ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), it does help reduce inflammation when taken preoperatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy.