Your First Visit

Scheduling your first appointment with Northshore Endodontics is a breeze.

Our caring and friendly staff is here to make scheduling your appointment as simple as it is convenient so that you or your loved one can get the pain relief you want as quickly as possible.

Our flexible scheduling means you won’t have to wait weeks to get an appointment, and our team will accommodate emergency calls when you need your endodontist the most.

To help make scheduling your first visit as easy as possible, we recommend you prepare the following information before calling:

  • Your dental insurance provider
  • The name and date of birth of your insurance plan’s primary subscriber
  • Information about your general dentist
  • Background on any medical conditions requiring medication before an appointment

To schedule an appointment, call (985) 674-0060 or email info@northshoreendodonticsla.com.

How Long Does Your First Visit Take?

If on your first visit the endodontist determines you’re in need of a root canal, that’s not as bad as it seems.

Root canals are far less painful than they once were, and Dr. Roy knows how to make the procedure painless.

Most root canals take from 60-90 minutes to complete, and we use anesthetics to eliminate the pain. Those anesthetics do cause numbness in and around your mouth that normally lasts several hours, and often beyond the end of your visit. This numbness may make it difficult to chew, and it’s recommended you consume foods like soup and smoothies until the anesthetic wears off. Once it does the patient may feel some soreness, but that soreness is highly treatable with either an ibuprofen every 4-6 hours or a Tylenol every 8 hours. The soreness should only last for a few hours after the anesthetic wears off.

After Your Procedure

After your procedure, we will call you the next day to follow up and confirm you’re not suffering from any pain in the aftermath. Once the root canal has been permanently sealed, you’re officially done!

However, if the root canal was only temporarily sealed, you’ll need to schedule a follow-up appointment with your general dentist. We will send along your records to your general dentist following your procedure so you don’t have to do so yourself. At that point all you have to do is schedule the appointment with your general dentist to have the root canal permanently sealed, and the rest is taken care of for you. This is just another way we put a patient’s convenience and comfort first.

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