What to expect at your child’s first visit
Dr. Chung will create the dental home you desire for your child. Through her advanced training in pediatric dentistry, she will provide a pleasant, comfortable first visit that builds trust and helps put the child at ease. Dr. Chung and our staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions to ensure both the child and parents feel at ease.
Our staff is experienced in dealing with children and anxiety and will explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious or negative feelings towards dentistry. Our unique process will allow the child and parents to feel at ease during the first visit and future dental visits as well.
We will record the child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life.
Expectations for specialized root canal therapy
Your initial appointment will begin with a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Treatment will then commence the same day or sometimes it will be scheduled for another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any x-rays
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- Your dental insurance information
- Important: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18.
If your general dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office.
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Try not to chew on the tooth until your endodontic therapy is completed and the tooth has been restored with a filling or a crown by your dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.
If your medical history allows, discomfort may be alleviated by taking Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), Aspirin, or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed. These should be taken with food. Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled by the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact our office immediately. Our office telephone is answered day and night. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy phone number available.