All appointments begin with a thorough examination, in which appropriate radiographs are taken and clinical tests are performed, in order to determine the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. The extent of treatment on your first appointment depends on the extent of the problem, the amount of discomfort and the health of the patient. In most instances, treatment can begin on the same day as the examination. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an initial evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Most procedures can be completed in one treatment visit, depending on the extent of the infection. However, treatment will be separated into two visits if the infection is severe or the endodontic treatment plan mandates it.
Patients with dental insurance will receive the courtesy of having our staff submit all necessary and appropriate forms to your insurance carrier. We accept all insurance plans. We are preferred providers for Premera, Regence, Washington Dental Services (Delta Dental), Delta Care, Cigna, and MetLife.
For those patients who have dental insurance, the estimated portion not covered by insurance will be due at the time of service. For those who do not have dental insurance, payment is due at the time of service. We accept the following payment options: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Care Credit. We provide a 5% cash/check discount or a 3% credit card discount when paying in full. If you have questions about any of these options, please feel free to call our office so that we may assist you.
Dr. Rivero dedicates 2 hours for each treatment appointment. It is because of this that we request at least 48 hours advanced notice if you need to cancel or change your appointment date/time. There will be a $150 cancellation fee applied if the appointment is cancelled with less than 48 hours advanced notice.