Patient Information

Taylor Endodontics waiting room

Do you have questions about why you are being referred, root canals, etc.? Visit our FAQ page for more information.

What to Expect

You have been referred to Taylor Endodontics. Now what? Our friendly staff is ready to walk you through the steps to completing your endodontic care.

  1. Please print patient forms (below) and fill in the required information.
  2. Bring your completed forms to your consultation visit.
  3. Schedule your procedure.
  4. View post-op care instructions.

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

  • 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.
  • How the Procedure Works

    Dr. Taylor has advanced specialized training in anesthesia, and he will treat you as efficiently as possible. After a thorough diagnosis of your tooth, a small amount of local anesthetic will be administered. Your tooth will be isolated with a piece of plastic called a “rubber dam” which acts to keep the inside of your tooth clean and dry during the procedure. The tooth is then cleaned out in a series of steps. A temporary or final restoration is placed, and the procedure is completed.

    Oftentimes, treatments can be completed in one visit. However, in some cases, two or more visits may be needed. Our treatment is tailored to your specific tooth. We work as efficiently as possible while still providing you with the best possible outcome. After a root canal is completed, a crown is usually recommended. Your dentist will place the crown for you. It is important that the crown be placed soon after root canal therapy to prevent the tooth from breaking, as well as to prevent bacteria from the saliva re-entering the canal space.

  • Important Notes

    • A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation 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.)
  • Patient Forms

    We ask that you please print out our patient information sheet (PDF, 778.18 KB) and fill it in prior to arriving at the office. This will ensure a quick check-in.

  • Pricing & Estimates

    The fee for your endodontic treatment is based on which tooth and type of treatment is needed for your situation. We will be happy to give you an estimate when your appointment is scheduled.

  • Insurance & Payment

    We are providers for most United Concordia insurance plans. We will inform you of what is required financially prior to your appointment and submit to your insurance. You will be billed for any remaining charges once your insurance pays. With all other insurance companies, we ask for payment in full, and your insurance will reimburse you directly. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

    We offer financing through CareCredit at 6 months 0% interest. Arrangements for CareCredit can be made prior to your appointment by calling 800-677-0718 or at their website.

    We want you to feel comfortable to discuss your situation. Please contact our front office with any questions.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We appreciate a minimum of 24 hours notice if there is a need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Thank you for your courtesy.