Your Appointment

We schedule emergency and routine appointments every day, Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:30 am.

For your convenience, you may print and fill out the Health History form before your first appointment, or you may complete the form in our office on the day of your visit.

Please arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled appointment time, and be sure to bring the following.

  • Your referral slip (if applicable) and any x-rays, or you may ask your dentist to email digital x-rays.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking.
  • Insurance Card/s
  • Health History Form (if you completed this in advance)

Important Reminders

  • A patient under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian
  • Pre-medicate if you are required to do so prior to dental cleanings.
  • If you will be requesting conscious sedation, such as nitrous oxide or oral medication, please discuss this with Dr. Dellork in advance of your appointment so that we can reserve the appropriate amount of time. You will also need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment. Read more about conscious sedation here.
  • You may avoid a $75 fee by providing at least 24 hours notice of you intent to cancel. Special circumstances will be considered.

Referral

A referral from your dentist, while common, is not needed to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dellork. If you are experiencing discomfort and your dentist is unavailable, or if you currently do not have a primary dentist, we will gladly see you. We are also happy to provide a consultative evaluation and second opinion. Whatever you need, we are here for you.

Accessibility

Our building offers convenient surface parking and elevator access to our second floor office suite. Should you need special assistance, please be sure to let us know in advance so that we may assist you.

What To Expect

You first appointment will consist of a comprehensive exam and diagnostic consultation. Whenever possible, time will be allotted for treatment during this same visit, although some conditions require a second appointment. Complex treatments, or retreatment of a tooth with a previous root canal, will require a second appointment. Our helpful staff is here to answer all of your questions regarding your appointment.

The exam includes a thorough review of your medical and dental history, as well as an evaluation of your symptoms. Dr. Dellork will review recent x-rays, if provided by your dentist, or we may need to take digital x-rays or a 3-D Scan to accurately diagnose and detect any underlying conditions that will effect the usual treatment outcome.

Exam, Consultation and Diagnostic Services:

    Digital Image (x-ray) of the tooth or teeth, or CBCT 3-D Scan when indicated.
    Review of medical history.
    Review of dental history.
    Complete clinical exam.
    Diagnostic testing to determine the health of the tooth or teeth in question.
    Treatment Recommendations: If root canal treatment is indicated, we commence treatment same day if possible, or promptly schedule your treatment. If root canal therapy is not indicated, your options will be thoroughly discussed and a complete report will be sent to your dentist.

Endodontic Treatment

  • Upon arrival, Dr. Dellork will discuss the treatment with you before beginning, answering any questions or concerns you may have.
  • A local anesthetic will be administered, and music headphones will be given to you if desired. (We encourage you to bring your own music if you wish.)
  • When full anesthesia is obtained, your tooth will be isolated from the oral cavity with a rubber dam. This ensures your comfort and a clean, germ free clinical and working environment.
  • Minimum drilling is required to gain access to the root canal system.
  • Your treatment will be completed within 1 hour, and in one visit when possible. Retreatments and some complex conditions require a second visit.
  • Upon completion, a temporary filling is placed in the access opening of the tooth and a final digital image is taken.
  • Post operative instructions are given verbally and in written form to help you with your recovery.
  • Dr. Dellork is available to speak with you after office hours and on weekends should you have any questions or experience any post-operative discomfort.
  • A complete report with digital image of your treatment will be sent to your dentist.
  • Within 1 to 2 weeks your tooth will be ready for your dentist to restore permanently.
  • You will return to our office for a brief recall, between 2 -12 months, to monitor healing.

Sedation and Pain Management

We offer conscious sedation such as nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas), or oral sedation administered prior to treatment to help patients relax. Patients who initially anticipate the need for sedation dentistry are pleasantly surprised to learn that we can successfully manage anxiety and discomfort with local anesthesia. Ample time talking with our patients often allays concerns and clarifies expectations. Should pre-treatment anxiety persist, you may want to discuss conscious sedation with Dr. Dellork and determine if you are a medical candidate for nitrous oxide or oral medication. Please be aware that you will need to have someone drive you to and form your treatment if you elect sedation.

124 Park Street SE, Suite 205
Vienna, Virginia 22180

Tel: 703-281-5522
Fax: 702-281-2142

Email: admin@drdellork.com

   

Serving Vienna, Tysons Corner, Great Falls, McLean, Falls Church, Arlington, Annandale, Springfield, Burke, Fair Oaks, Reston, Herndon, Chantilly, Centreville. Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket, South Riding, Aldie, Middleburg, Ashburn, Leesburg, Sterling, Dulles.