First Visit

Your treatment will begin with a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan.  Following diagnosis, we will discuss your treatment options and choose the treatment that is best for you. Dr. Kitchens can provide root canal treatment, retreatment, and root-end surgery.  During treatment, your comfort is our primary concern.  Root canal treatment tends to have a bad reputation, but we will do everything possible to make the procedure painless for every patient.  We want every patient to leave our office with the feeling that “root canals aren’t that bad”.

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.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at each visit.

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.)