4 Things To Know About Your First Visit to James A. Penney, III, DDS, PA Endodontics

October 21, 2022

Visiting our office in Little Rock for the first time? The team at James A. Penney, III, DDS, PA Endodontics looks forward to meeting you.

We want your visit to go as smooth as possible so here are 4 things you should know before you stop by.

If you have any questions, or still need to schedule an appointment, call 501-227-ROOT (7668).

Bring your paperwork and be prepared to sign more forms.

You’ll need to bring the correct paperwork—that’s no surprise. Any medical treatment needs history, details from other doctors, and insurance information.

If the patient is under 18 they will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Here are a few documents we’ll be asking about:

  • Referral slip. If you have been referred to us from your regular dentist, bring a referral slip. X-rays. If it is at all possible, bring your x-rays. Specifically, the ones that indicated to your dentist that you needed endodontic treatment.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking. This is important to your recovery. The medications you are currently taking help us determine the best way to manage any pain you might experience after the procedure. If you don’t want to carry them with you, take a picture of the full label.
  • Insurance information. Bring your insurance card or paperwork.

If you want to get ahead, you can submit a patient registration form on our website. Be sure to print a copy for your visit. Follow this link.

We ask for patience for all our patients.

At James A. Penney, III, DDS, PA Endodontics we take pride in how we treat our patients. Not just in practice, but in courtesy. We make extra room in our schedule for our patients who are in pain and need urgent care.

Even with preparation and all the endodontic x-rays we need, various circumstances can cause delays during endodontic treatment. Dr. Penney may require more time than allocated for the appointment to provide a patient with the endodontic care they need.

It’s not often, but every now and then this may disrupt our scheduling and cause regular, scheduled appointments to get moved around.

Please be patient and allow for time surrounding your appointment.

It all starts with a consultation.

Before any endodontic treatment can begin, you will sit down with Dr. Penney to talk about your condition, your options, and to address any questions or concerns you may have.

We want to make sure you understand the procedure and your recovery to ensure success in restoring your tooth.

You might not receive treatment on your first visit.

Most of our patients receive treatment the same day as their consultation. A complex case or a case with an extensive treatment plan may need to be scheduled for another day.

The more information we have, the better we can determine if an additional visit will be needed.