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Progressive Endodontics is committed to providing high-quality patient and comfort care. Your complete understanding and confidence are of utmost importance to us and essential to the success of your treatment.
If you have an urgent need for endodontic care, we will see you as quickly as possible. Because we do need to respond to emergencies, we occasionally have to interrupt our regular schedule of appointments. We regret any delays and inconveniences this may cause.
Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as appropriate. Also, if you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic pre-medication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip or cardiac prosthesis, or rheumatic heart disease, please call our office for instructions before the day of your scheduled visit. Please bring a list of all medications you are taking.
- Bring all referral information in your possession (referral note, x-ray films, etc.) to the initial visit.
- If you anticipate using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation, please advise us in advance.
- All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Refrain from eating until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your lips and cheeks. This time interval will also allow the temporary filling to set to a reasonable hardness.
- Any infection or inflammation that was present in your tooth has been eliminated. The canal(s) have been sealed. Nature must now have time to repair any damage that may have occurred.
- The tooth may be tender for quite some time. Be sure to take any antibiotic medication prescribed for you as it will help the area to heal. An analgesic may also be recommended for your comfort and can be taken as directed.
- DO NOT CHEW ON THE TOOTH UNTIL ALL OF THE TENDERNESS IS GONE. The tooth will be sore to chewing and bite pressure so you should avoid hard or chewy foods. This should gradually decrease within 7-10 days after treatment.
- Although the root(s) are permanently sealed, the outer surface is only sealed with a "temporary" filling. It may last for many weeks, but it is advisable to see your regular dentist as soon as you can to restore the tooth.
- A permanent restoration (such as a crown) will give the tooth more protection.
The fees for endodontic therapy or microsurgical procedures are determined by the complexity of the tooth being treated. Consultation fees are payable at the time of consultation. Payment is required upon completion of treatment.
We accept cash, personal check and all major credits cards including AMEX®, VISA, MasterCard® and Discover®.
For those patients with dental insurance, we participate with BlueCross/BlueShield®, Delta Dental®, GUARDIAN® and Metlife®. The patient is responsible for paying the approximate co-payment based on the information provided by the insurance company on the day of treatment.
We also offer CareCredit® --a health care financing option ideal for co-payments, deductibles, treatment and procedures not covered by insurance.
The courtesy of at least 24-hours advance notice of change of appointment or cancellation is necessary; otherwise a charge may be made.