To help us provide you the most from your visit we ask you to bring the following:
– The referral slip given to you by your dentist
– Any radiographs given to you by your dentist. Please be advised, additional radiographs may be need to be acquired at our office.
– A list of your current mediations and dosages.
– If you are under the age of 18 a parent or legal guardian must accompany you to all appointments.
Your initial visit will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Conventional treatment may follow on the same day. If you were given an appointment for consultation only, treatment will be scheduled on another day.
Important Do’s and Don’ts before your appointment:
Do eat a breakfast or lunch prior to your appointment
Do take all regularly prescribed medications. If there is a need to change/discontinue any medications prior to your treatment Dr. Jafarnia will contact your physician.
Don’t take pain medication (e.g. Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, Aleve, etc.) as it may confound testing results and a correct diagnosis.
Woodfield Place Endodontics is open Monday and Wednesdays 7:45A.M. – 4:30 P.M., Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 PM and Friday from 8 A.M until 2:30 P.M. Our office is closed every other Thursday. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day or the next.
We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that One Woodfield Place Endodontics provides surgical services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Please contact our office with as much notice as possible if you are not able to keep your appointment, or if you will be late. We regret that there may be a fee assessed for appointments that are broken without 24 hour notice.
Please call 847-605-8880 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
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PATIENTS WITH INSURANCE
If we are in-network with your insurance plan, we will estimate your portion as accurately as possible at the time of treatment. However, it is not a guarantee that your insurance will pay exactly as estimated. Your insurance company and your plan benefits ultimately determine the amount paid. This estimate may be slightly more or less than the amount your insurance company will actually pay, in which case you will receive a refund or statement for the remaining amount due, respectively. Your deductible and/or copayment are expected in full at the time services are rendered.
If we are not in-network with your insurance plan, your claim will be submitted on your behalf, but payment is expected in full at the time services are rendered.
Please also keep in mind that if you have claims pending on your dental insurance plan, the amount of your benefits truly remaining versus what can be verified at the time you are at our office may be different. This may result in a larger balance remaining.
If for whatever reason, your insurance plan is not active, as designated by your insurance company, you will be expected to pay our usual and customary fees for the services rendered to you.
PATIENTS WITHOUT INSURANCE
Payment is due in full when services are rendered unless arrangements have been made ahead of time.
Payments can be made in cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. We also offer CareCredit to allow you to spread your payments out over six months, while allowing you to paying our office in full. If you would like to learn more about CareCredit, please ask one of our receptionists or go to CareCredit.com
This form, Notice of Privacy Practices, presents the information that federal law requires us to give our patients regarding our privacy practices.
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– What is Endodontics? It is the study and treatment of the dental pulp. The dental pulp consists of nerves, blood vessels and soft tissue in the heart of the tooth.
The dental pulp can be damaged due to previous dental procedures and trauma. Bacteria from tooth decay can enter the pulp and cause inflammation and ultimately infection of the degenerated pulpal tissues. The objective of endodontic treatment is to remove the pulpal inflammation and/or infection by thoroughly cleaning the canal(s) within the tooth and filling them. This process will save the tooth and allow it to function normally once it is appropriately restored.
– Can I Take Anbitiotics Instead of Having Root Canal Therapy (RCT)? Antibiotics are not an alternative to RCT. The use of antibiotics before and/or after treatment may help manage symptoms, but in order to remove the infection the pulp space of the tooth will need to be manually cleaned out.
– Do I need a root canal even if there isn’t any pain with my tooth? Yes. While pain may be the precipitating factor for many who seek endodontic treatment, the indication for treatment is not based solely on symptoms. Radiographic findings in conjunction with clinical findings and pulp tests allow us to determine if the pulp has been damaged or infected.
– Do I need to worried about X-rays? No. While x-rays are necessary for endodontic treatment, we use digital radiography reducing the radiation exposure by up to 90%, compared to conventional film. The digital format of your radiographs allows us to print, optimize and share them your dentist via email.
– What happens after I have my RCT? When your root canal therapy is completed
a report will be sent to your restorative dentist with the relevant treatment information and radiographs. If you do not already have an appointment to return to your dentist to have your tooth restored, you should make an appointment within a few weeks of the completion of your treatment. During the time between completing your treatment at our office and returning to your restorative dentist you should refrain from chewing on the treated tooth until it is restored. Chewing on the treated tooth normally prior to having it restored may result in the tooth breaking requiring additional procedures to restore it or extraction. If you have any problems with the treatment rendered we are available to respond all times.
– Will I need to take any medicine? Antibiotics, pain medication and/or anti- inflammatory medications may be prescribed. Every patient’s dental needs and medical history are different. Medications will be prescribed to fit the needs of each patient.
Cardiac conditions still requiring antibiotic prophylaxis include:
- Prosthetic Heart Valve
- Previous case of Infective Endocarditis
These Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Conditions:
- Completely repaired CHD with prosthetic material during the first 6 months
- following the procedure
- Repaired CHD with residual defect after prosthetic patch
- Cardiac transplant patients that developed cardiac valvulopathy
Please follow the advice of your physician regarding these recent changes. It is to your benefit not to pre-medicate for dental procedures if no longer necessary.
In light of current American Heart Association Recommendations, if your physician still recommends that you require antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental/endodontic procedures, the following regimens are recommended:
Amoxicillin – 4/500 mg. tablets an hour prior to appointments (2000 mg.)
Clindamycin – (for those who are allergic to penicillin): 2 – 300 mg. capsules one hour prior to appointments (600 mg.)
Orthopedic Joint replacement: In general, patients who have had prosthetic joint implants, antibiotic prophylaxis is not recommended to prevent prosthetic joint infection. If your orthopedic surgeon has recommended antibiotic prophylaxis for you, we recommend you follow his recommendations and obtain your antibiotic prescriptions from them.
Antibiotic Prophylaxis may be necessary for a variety of other scenarios including, but not limited to, patients who are immunocompromised, taking immunosuppressive drugs, at risk of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ), Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus and poorly controlled diabetes.
POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Now that your endodontic treatment is completed it is of utmost importance you return to your dentist for a permanent restoration within the next few weeks. The root canal system has been permanently sealed, but the treatment of the tooth is not complete. A follow up restoration must be placed to protect the tooth against fracturing and recontamination from saliva and decay.
Immediately following treatment, your tooth and the surrounding gum tissue may be sore from the initial problem you sought treatment for and the procedures performed. This post-operative discomfort is a normal part of healing.
– To manage your discomfort, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used as directed. If your pain is not alleviated with these medications or your develop swelling, please contact our office.
– Do not chew on the side of the treated tooth until your dentist has placed a protective restoration on it. Some teeth have extensive missing tooth structure and/or existing cracks that make them even more susceptible fracturing with normal function after endodontic treatment. The sooner the tooth is permanently restored by your dentist the less time you will have to inadvertently chew on and damage your tooth.
– Continue to brush your teeth in the area of treatment and others. You should be careful flossing to avoid dislodging the temporary filling. If the temporary filling is loose or missing, you should contact our office.