Your First Visit
Your initial appointment will consist of an evaluation and consultation to determine if treatment is indicated, and possible treatment options. This consultation will include a discussion of risks, benefits, options, and the possible outcome(s) of no treatment.
Treatment can sometimes be provided at the time of consultation if indicated by your referring dentist and when scheduled in advance. Updated radiographs are often required at the time of this consultation.
What To Bring
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
Your referral slip and radiographs, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking. This can also be provided on our secure, online portal.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring your insurance information. While we are a fee-for-service practice and typically do not accept insurance as a form of payment, we will file your insurance claim for you, which typically reimburses benefits to you in about ten days.
- Important: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18.
- Please alert the office of your medical history if you have a medical condition that might be of concern prior to treatment (diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, history of rheumatic fever, etc.)
- Also let us know if you are taking medications, or if you require pre-medication (antibiotics) prior to dental procedures.
If your referring dentist has taken recent radiographs, you may request your radiographs be faxed to our office: 919-256-3999. You also have the option of bringing hard copies to our office. If images are older than one week, or additional diagnostic information is required, Dr. Horalek will likely recommend new images be taken at our facility. Periapical radiographs are included as part of your consultation and treatment fee, so there is no additional charge for two-dimensional (2-D) radiographs during consultation or treatment.
3D cbCT Images
Cone-beam computed tomography (cbCT) / (3-D imaging) is also available at North Raleigh Endodontics. Indications for cbCT include, but are not limited to, complex anatomy, retreatments, resorptive defects, challenging diagnosis, pre-surgical and dental implant planning, unexplained swelling, and unexplained pain in the orofacial region.