The courtesy of at least 24-hours advance notice of change of appointment or cancellation is necessary; otherwise a charge may be made.

Fees & Payment Policies:

Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as appropriate.  If you have been advised by your physician/dentist to use antibiotic pre-medication for any medical condition, don't forget to take your antibiotic on the day of your appointment.  Please call our office if you have any questions or concerns.  Please bring a list of all medications you are taking.

Bring all referral information in your possession (referral note, x-ray films, etc.) to the initial visit.
If you anticipate using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation, please advise us in advance.
All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Patient Information

Before Root Canal Therapy:

Refrain from eating until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your lips, tongue and cheeks. This time interval will also allow the temporary filling to set to a reasonable hardness.

  • Any infection or inflammation that was present in your tooth has been eliminated. The root canal space has been sealed. Nature must now have time to heal any damage that may have occurred from the infection.
  • The tooth may be tender for some time. Be sure to take any antibiotic medication prescribed for you as it will help the area to heal. An analgesic may also be recommended for your comfort and can be taken as directed.
  • DO NOT CHEW ON THE TOOTH UNTIL ALL OF THE TENDERNESS IS GONE. The tooth will be sore to chewing and bite pressure so you should avoid hard or chewy foods. This should gradually decrease within 7-10 days after treatment.
  • Although the root(s) are permanently sealed, the outer surface is only sealed with a "temporary" filling. It may last for many weeks, but it is advisable to see your regular dentist within two to four weeks to restore the tooth.  All chewing teeth that receive root canals will need to be restored with a crown unless they have a crown already.  Otherwise, a filling will be needed to seal the crown.

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At Progressive Endodontics we make every effort to provide you with the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients.  We will work hand in hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.  

For your convenience we accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard,  Discover, cash and checks as well as CareCredit for your payment.  If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us. Many times, a simple call will clear any misunderstandings.

CareCredit is a health care financing option which allows you to begin treatment immediately then make interest free monthly payments over an agreed period of time.

For those patients with dental insurance, we participate with MetLife, Delta Dental and CIGNA Radius Plan.  The patient is responsible for paying the approximate co-payment based on the information provided by the insurance company on the day of treatment.

 In most cases your entire treatment is completed in just one visit, therefore we respectfully request your payment at the time services are rendered. 

Consultation fees are payable at the time of consultation.

Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage. 

After Root Canal Therapy: ​

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Cancellation Policy:

To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 770-545-8667.  If you have an urgent need for endodontic care, we will see you the same day.  Our patient coordinator will be able to assist you with any scheduling, treatment or financial questions you may have.  Because we do need to respond to emergencies, we occasionally have to interrupt our regularly scheduled appointments. We apologize for any delays and inconveniences this may cause.