Hearing you need an endodontic evaluation before receiving treatment can be disappointing. You might wonder why such an appointment is necessary, especially if you’ve been referred to Renovo endodontic specialists by your primary dentist. Here are some reasons why this appointment is necessary.
It’s not always easy to distinguish between a tooth and a gum infection. Many of the symptoms are similar, including:
A dentist can often determine whether you have a gum or tooth infection. In some situations, though, it may be challenging to narrow down the cause of the infection, or a patient might have multiple infections. Other factors include atypical facial pain or phantom tooth pain.
When you visit us for an endodontic evaluation, we can provide you with an accurate diagnosis due to our state-of-the-art diagnostic testing equipment.
Have you ever heard of referred pain? This is a condition in which you think one tooth is bothering you, but the culprit is actually a different tooth.
Referred pain is a phenomenon that can happen anywhere in the body. For example, a recent report found that a woman with chest pain was diagnosed with a heart condition when her esophagus was, in fact, perforated.
Similarly, referred pain is quite common in dentistry. If we simply perform a procedure based on where you’re feeling pain, we could end up doing more damage than good.
Getting an accurate diagnosis during a pre-treatment evaluation from our Renovo dental team will help us:
We can only perform treatment by knowing precisely what your teeth need.
Just because you have a toothache doesn’t automatically mean you need root canal therapy. Another dental procedure might prove adequate. Or you might need another type of endodontic procedure.
Our pre-treatment evaluations will help us make these important calls.
It can feel awkward, uncomfortable, and invasive to meet someone for the first time and then allow them to jump into treatment. Knowing your endodontic team before treatment will help you feel calmer and more comfortable during treatment.
Our goal is to help reduce your anxiety, get you out of pain, and restore your oral health. Meeting and getting to know our team will alleviate some pressure because you’ll realize that everyone at Renovo Endo is compassionate, kind, and caring.
If we started treatment before evaluating you, we wouldn’t be able to provide an accurate estimate of costs. Until we get an accurate diagnosis, we can’t provide you with a cost estimate based on your treatment plan.
However, after an endodontic evaluation with our Renovo Endo team, we’ll create your custom treatment plan. Then, our front office team will determine an accurate cost estimate, including an estimate of what your insurance will cover.
After your initial evaluation, we’ll be able to discuss payment plans, outside financing options, and any other financial questions you have about your treatment plan.
During your evaluation, a specialist at Renovo Endodontic Studio will:
To accomplish this, we start by reviewing your medical and dental history. Such information helps our endodontic providers understand the following:
Our providers need to understand your medical health because medical and oral health are closely related. There’s a link between dental infections and certain diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
The next step is to examine your teeth. Our endodontic specialist will evaluate your teeth and narrow the search to find the exact tooth causing trouble. To do this, they’ll perform various diagnostic tests, such as:
Our team will also take images, including x-rays and possibly 3D imaging technology. They’ll also ask you some questions, like:
Once they have that information, plus the results from the diagnostic testing, they’ll be able to present your treatment plan.
Renovo Endodontic Studio consists of a diverse group of endodontic specialists who are dedicated to providing high-quality care to our patients.
We take the time to review each patient’s case thoroughly. We will never rush through an examination or procedure just to save a few minutes.
Our team takes its job very seriously, which is why we will never perform treatment without first confirming the diagnosis with an evaluation. You can trust that we will always put your health and well-being first in our practice.
Are you suffering from a toothache? Contact our team to schedule an appointment with one of our endodontic specialists.