Your initial appointment with Dr. Patel will consist of an evaluation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. During this visit, we will review and discuss your chief complaint, detailed tooth pain history, medical and past dental history as well as any dental phobia (if any). In addition, a radiographic exam and pulp vitality tests will be performed to analyze the pulpal and periradicular status of the tooth in question. We may require different angled x-rays to obtain all the necessary details. Hence, even though you may bring your own set of x-rays, it is necessary to take additional 2 dimensional images in our office to obtain all the necessary information to help us achieve the right diagnosis. Sometimes a 3 dimensional Cone Beam scan is recommended as well.
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 bring to your appointment:
• Referral form from your dentist
• Dental insurance information
• Accurate list of current medications
Please inform our office prior to your appointment if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment.