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- 1. Welcome
Patient Registration Area
Thank you for contacting our office for your endodontic needs. Please review tabs 1-7 in the left hand column and familiarize yourself with our office, then click on number 8 and complete your information online. This entire process should take no more than 10 minutes, and will inform you about your upcoming visit. If you have questions, you may call or email by clicking on the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page. You may also review the optional FAQ. We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for choosing Endodontics and Microsurgery.
- 2. What to Bring
Please be sure to bring the following with you to your appointment:
- The referral slip and any x-rays from your dentist’s office.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- Any necessary dental insurance information if you have insurance.
- Drivers License or Photo ID.
- 3. What to Expect
After initial contact with our office, we will email you a welcome letter that will allow you to login to our secure website and enter your information.
- You will be seated and your blood pressure and diagnostic radiographs will be taken.
- The time necessary to deliver thorough root canal treatment is variable and difficult to predict for each patient. We will make every attempt to keep your waiting to a minimum. Please be patient as we deliver quality care to all patients.
- Dr. Nesari will discuss what brought you in, locate the source of your current concern, show you radiographs and discuss their significance.
- Treatment options and recommendations will be given.
- If time has been set aside for treatment, then you will be given adequate local anesthesia to numb the area.
- Your tooth will be isolated with a rubber dam (latex or non-latex barrier), and treatment will be rendered.
- Some cases take more than one visit depending on the specific circumstances of your situation.
- After treatment, your case and prognosis will be reviewed and post-operative instructions will be given.
- 4. Post-treatment
The following is important information to keep in mind following your treatment:
- A root canal treated tooth will not have any hot or cold sensitivity, but could be tender to touching or biting for a few days, possibly up to a month.
- You will be given written and verbal instructions on how to minimize any discomfort by taking ibuprofen, Tylenol, or another prescribed pain reliever.
- If you have swelling or a reaction to any medications, please call us immediately.
- Please wait for anesthetic to wear off before chewing so that you do not bite your cheek or tongue. This usually takes 2-3 hours from the time it is given.
- In many cases you will be asked to return to your general dentist within three weeks for further restorative treatment like a permanent filling or crown. Until then, please avoid chewing on the root canal treated tooth. Please do not delay in seeing your general dentist for follow-up care; doing so may cause failure of the root canal treatment necessitating root canal retreatment or removal of the tooth.
- We will ask you to return in 6-12 months for a quick visit in which we take a radiograph to evaluate the healing that has taken place. This visit only takes a couple minutes and there is no charge.
- 5. Payment & Insurance
Root canal treatment may vary on prices depending on the tooth and particular circumstances. Generally your portion is due in full at the time of treatment unless other arrangements have been made. We accept most major credit and debit cards. We also offer Care Credit for patients needing to finance their root canal treatment.
We provide CareCredit options for patients having difficulty paying for treatment.
- 6. Oral Sedation
These instructions are only for patients taking a medication prescribed by this office for dental anxiety.
For patients who are anxious about dental treatment, we offer an oral sedative and nitrous oxide gas. If you think you may need this kind of care, please let us know so that we can schedule a consultation prior to your treatment appointment. In addition, please review the information below.
Instructions for anxiolysis oral sedation with Halcion (triazolam):
- These instructions and consent form are only for patients taking a medication prescribed by this office for dental anxiety.
- Please read and sign the consent form indicating that you understand all the instructions and agree to follow them.
- Take the recommended dosage 1 hour prior to your appointment.
- Do not take with alcohol or other sedatives.
- Do not operate machinery or drive while taking the medication for a period of at least 12 hours, and do not plan to make any important business decisions just prior to taking the medication.
- You must have someone drive you to and from your appointment – no exceptions.
- You cannot take this medication if you are pregnant.
- Please have your driver notify our receptionist when you have arrived so that we can offer assistance if necessary.
- If you feel you are having an adverse reaction please contact our office or emergency services.
- We will escort you back to your vehicle. We ask that your escort assists you after you arrive at your destination and remain with you for at least four hours to assure your well-being.
- 7. Directions
Endodontics & Microsurgery
Our office is located at:
2480 Mission Street Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94110
- 8. Registration
- Registration takes around 10 minutes. Pre-registering makes things nice and smooth for you when you come in for treatment. Please note: You’ll be directed to an external site that is encrypted for your security.