To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
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When you first arrive at Alpharetta Endodontics, we will ask that you take a minute to fill out any registration and health history paper work if you have not completed it online prior to your appointment. We start every appointment with a complete exam with multiple radiographs. We never rely on just a single radiograph for diagnostic purposes. Multiple angles provide a more three-dimensional image. The exam will also consist of diagnostic testing of the teeth to determine their health and what, if any, treatment is indicated.
Your diagnosis, recommended treatment, and all options and obligations will be thoroughly discussed. Radiographs and any intraoral photographs will be reviewed so that all your questions can be answered and you will know what to expect. We like to take extra time to discuss treatment before starting anything and ensure that you know exactly what to expect with your treatment. Treatment can usually be initiated the same day as the consultation if the appropriate time is scheduled. This is especially encouraged in situations where you have a tooth ache or tooth infection.
Between registration, examination and treatment, appointments usually last between an hour and a half and two hours. If the case presents unique challenges, is a retreatment, or you have an active infection, you can expect the case to be completed in two separate visits usually spaced around two weeks apart. This is for your comfort during a potentially longer treatment time and to facilitate the placement of antibiotics within the tooth.
Most questions can be answered at the initial appointment or by reviewing the rest of the content within the site. If you still have concerns, please give us a call at 770-772-3002.