Your initial appointment will consist of diagnostic x-rays and a consultation to explain your diagnosis and treatment options. Many times 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 at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the card with you.
IMPORTANT: A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under 18.
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.)
Patient Registration Form
When you arrive in our office for your appointment we will ask you to complete our patient history form. If you would like to complete this form in advance please download our form, complete form and submit it to our office.
Endodontic treatment is routinely completed in one or more appointments. The procedure follows this pattern.
A clinical examination is performed to determine if endodontic treatment is needed, if there are special treatment considerations and if the tooth is restorable by your dentist after treatment. We will be happy to answer any of your questions about the cause of your endodontic problems, the treatment sequence and the course of healing.
Immediate Emergency Care
We care for dental emergencies that occur during office hours on the same day. Patients who are in pain will be worked into our schedule as an emergency patient that very day and will be seen as soon as possible. When emergencies occur after office hours, the doctor on call can be reached by calling our office at Hingham Endodontics Phone Number 781-749-1119. We are available 24 hours a day for emergencies. In case of a dental emergency, our answering service operators are instructed to follow an “urgent call” protocol and will put you in touch with a doctor as soon as possible.
A local anesthetic is given and a special device called a rubber dam is placed over the tooth to isolate it during treatment. An opening is made in the crown of the tooth and the canals are cleaned and shaped into a form that can be predictably filled.
The canals are then filled with a rubber-like material called gutta percha. If a severe infection or blockage is present, we may place a medicated filling until your next visit.
Our office is committed to compliance with HIPAA guidelines by:
- Providing appropriate security for our patient records
- Protecting the privacy of our patient’s medical information
- Providing our patients with proper access to their medical records
- Appropriately maintaining our patient information and billing processes in compliance with national HIPAA standards