Thank you for contacting our office for your endodontic needs. Please review the tabs below and familiarize yourself with our office, then click on the registration tab and complete your registration online. This entire process should take no more than 10 minutes, and will inform you about your upcoming visit. If you have questions, you may call or email by using the “Contact” button at the top of the page. You may also review the optional FAQ’s or the Blog. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Please be sure to bring the following with you to your appointment:
- The referral slip and any x-rays from your dentist’s office.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- Any necessary dental insurance information if you have insurance.
- Drivers License or Photo ID.
After initial contact with our office, we will email you a welcome letter that will allow you to login to our secure website and enter your information.
- Upon arriving in our office we will take your photo (for your digital chart), and ask you to confirm and digitally sign the forms you reviewed on-line.
- You will be seated and your blood pressure and diagnostic radiographs will be taken.
- The time necessary to deliver thorough root canal treatment is variable and difficult to predict for each patient. We will make every attempt to keep your waiting to a minimum. Please be patient as we deliver quality care to all patients.
- Treatment options and recommendations will be given.
- If time has been set aside for treatment, then you will be given adequate local anesthesia to numb the area.
- Your tooth will be isolated with a rubber dam (latex or non-latex barrier), and treatment will be rendered.
- Some cases take more than one visit depending on the specific circumstances of your situation.
- After treatment, your case and prognosis will be reviewed and post-operative instructions will be given.
The following is important information to keep in mind following your treatment:
- A root canal treated tooth will not have any hot or cold sensitivity, but could be tender to touching or biting for a few days, possibly up to a month.
- You will be given written and verbal instructions on how to minimize any discomfort by taking ibuprofen, Tylenol, or another prescribed pain reliever.
- If you have swelling or a reaction to any medications, please call us immediately.
- Please wait for anesthetic to wear off before chewing so that you do not bite your cheek or tongue. This usually takes 2-3 hours from the time it is given.
- In many cases you will be asked to return to your general dentist within three weeks for further restorative treatment like a permanent filling or crown. Until then, please avoid chewing on the root canal treated tooth. Please do not delay in seeing your general dentist for follow-up care; doing so may cause failure of the root canal treatment necessitating root canal re-treatment or removal of the tooth.
- We will ask you to return in 6-12 months for a quick visit in which we take a radiograph to evaluate the healing that has taken place. This visit only takes a couple minutes and there is no charge for this important visit.
Root canal treatment may vary depending on the tooth and particular circumstances. Generally your portion is due in full at the time of treatment unless other arrangements have been made. We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also offer CareCredit for patients needing to finance their root canal treatment.
We are in-network providers for patients who have Delta PPO, Aetna, Cigna PPO (Radius), Ameritas / Principle Mutual, DHA – Assurant, Reliant Standard, and Sun Life. We accept all traditional insurance plans and also provideCareCredit options for patients having difficulty paying for treatment. Even if a patient is coming to us out of network, their insurance may cover at in-network percentages; please call and we can let you know.
Dental insurance is designed to share in your dental care costs. It will not cover the total cost of your treatment. Most insurance plans will cover between 20 to 80 percent of endodontic treatment. We will do our best to accurately estimate your insurance coverage however every policy has exclusions & policy provisions we cannot be aware of. Your “estimated” out of pocket portion will be collected at the time your treatment is started. Any remaining balance after the insurance pays its portion is the patient’s responsibility.
The fee for your endodontic treatment will be based on the extent and difficulty of treatment. It is our policy that your care is paid for at the time of treatment. Because of the unique nature of our endodontic practice and the specialized kinds of cases we treat, it is not possible for us to accept insurance in lieu of payment. We will, however, provide you with all the information required by your insurance carrier so that you may obtain any reimbursements due you.
Russell B. Stoch DMD
840 U.S. Highway One, #200
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
From North of PGA Blvd:
We are located on East side of U.S. Highway One, 2 miles South of PGA Blvd. Across from North Palm Beach Golf course driving range. Pass our building at 840 U.S. Hwy One and make U-turn to enter driveway.
From South of Northlake Blvd:
We are located 1.2 miles North of Northlake on East side of U.S. Highway One, between South and North of Anchorage Drives. Dr. Stoch’s practice is located across the street from North Palm Beach Golf Course driving range.
Registration takes around 10 minutes. Pre-registering makes things nice and smooth for you when you come in for treatment. Please note: You’ll be directed to an external site that is encrypted for your security.