SHAUN SOUCIE DDS MS

753 Maleta Lane #201
Castle Rock, CO 80108

720.221.7774

1. Welcome
Thank you for contacting our office for your endodontic needs. Please review tabs 1-6 in the left hand column and familiarize yourself with our office, then click on number 7 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 clicking on the “Contact Us” 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.
2. What to bring
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.
 
3. What to expect

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.
  • Dr. Soucie will discuss what brought you in, conduct an oral cancer screening, locate the source of your current concern, show you photographs and radiographs and discuss their significance.
  • 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.
 
4. Post-treatment

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.
  • Click HERE to learn about Migracises, a muscle exercise for post-operative discomfort relief.
5. Payment & Insurance

Root canal treatment may vary between $800 and $1500 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 Premier, Aetna, Cigna, and Anthem Blue Cross (100, 200, and 300 plans).  We accept all traditional insurance plans and also provide CareCredit 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.

6. Directions
Castle Rock Endodontics PLLC
753 Maleta Lane #201
Castle Rock, CO 80108
720.221.7774
 
From Denver:  – I-25 South to Founders/Meadows Pkwy (Exit 184), turn left. – Founders South East for 1/2 mile, left on Maleta Lane (Just past Target) – Up slight hill take left just after first building on the left. – We are the last office on the left (above Allstate, to the right of American Family Insurance). From Parker: – Crow Foot Valley West to Founders, turn right. – Founders to Allen St, turn right. – Allen to Maleta LN, turn left. -Take first right in between the two office buildings. We are the last office on the left. From Colorado Springs: – I-25 North to Founders (exit 184), turn right. – Founders 1/2 mile, turn left on Maleta LN (just after Target). – Up slight hill take left just after first building on the left. – We are the last office on the left (above Allstate, to the right of American Family Insurance).
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7. Registration
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.
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