What To Expect
Your initial appointment will consist of an evaluation and consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Dr. Russell will evaluate the teeth in the area and see if treatment is necessary. He will then present treatment options and give you an opportunity to ask any questions.
Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information ahead of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- Any dental insurance you would like to use for your appointment. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 3-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. The standard of care requires current x-rays be taken for proper diagnosis and treatment of endodontic (root canal) problems. Often times, multiple radiographs from different angles may be required to get more information about the tooth or teeth in question. Rest assured that, with today’s digital technology, the x-rays required, expose patients to minimal radiation exposure.