On your first visit
What To Expect
When you walk through our door, you will be greeted with a smile. Our front office staff will be happy to help you with your patient registration if you have not registered on-line prior to your appointment.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, 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.
After the registration process, you will be greeted by one of our friendly dental assistants who will seat you in a private treatment area where she will take some digital radiographs of your tooth. Our digital radiography units provide an immediate image of the tooth during treatment, while reducing the amount of patient exposure to radiation. The dental assistant will stay by your side throughout your entire visit to ensure that you are comfortable and that all of your needs are being met.
Bowie Crofton Endodontic’s Doctor Geballa will perform a number of tests used to diagnose the tooth. They will explain the endodontic procedure or any alternatives in detail using digital imagery to ensure that you have a clear picture of how and why a procedure is done.
In most cases, endodontic treatment feels no different than having a filling done with local anesthesia. It is not unusual to find patients asleep in the dental chair.
Our doctors are committed to excellence in diagnostics, treatment and patient care.
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.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.