When we receive a phone call from someone in pain, we arrange to see that person ASAP. Whether the patient was referred to our office, found us through social media or is a current patient, makes no difference. Our goal is to get them to our office and alleviate the pain. We feel that this is part of our responsibility being a dental professional.
Once the patient explains the problem and has completed their medical history, usually an x-ray is taken to assess the source of the pain. After an initial examination and diagnosis by Dr. Slepchik, we explain the dental options and costs to patient.
Ultimately, our goal and our responsibility is to get the patient out of pain and then explain what follow up is necessary.