PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
If this is your first time visiting a physician at THE ALLENTOWN PAIN & SLEEP CENTER, you will be asked to give us information about your:
- General Health
- Previous diagnosis and treatments (including EMG, MRI, CT scans)
- Health insurance
If you have medical records related to your visit with us, please send them in writing (fax or mail) before your visit. This allows our doctor to be fully prepared before your visit, so your appointment can run smoothly.
Other items to bring to your appointment:
- Insurance card(s)
- Driver’s license
- List of names, addresses and phone numbers of other current medical providers
- If family/friend referred you, bring name and address of your family member or friend
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT
An orofacial pain dentist will evaluate and review your current symptoms and medical history, examine area of the face, teeth, jaw, head and neck, and order any diagnostic testing if necessary. Typically this will include radiographs, imaging studies, and questionnaires. Also, the dentist will provide a self-care program to reduce any strain to the area and encourage healing. A treatment plan will be developed and if necessary sent to your insurer for prior authorization and a summary letter will go out to your referring doctor.