Patient Information

Privacy Policy (HIPPA)

Our office is fully committed to compliance with the HIPAA guidelines by:

  1. Providing appropriate security for our patient records.
  2. Providing the privacy of our patients information.
  3. Providing our patients with proper access to their records.
  4. Appropriately maintaining our patient information and billing processes in compliance with national HIPAA standards.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about your services or charges, we encourage you to call and ask for our Compliance Officer, Dr. Gregory C. Gell (704-784-4625).

New Patient Registration Forms

Use the links below to download and print the new patient registration forms ahead of your appointment.

After Your Appointment

For your convenience, post-op instructions from Dr. Gell are posted below.

For A Non-Surgical Appointment

After Today’s Appointment

You should expect that your tooth will be sore for 2 to 5 days. This is due to the previous condition of your tooth and the manipulation within the root canals during treatment. This should not cause alarm and is a common, normal reaction. While the tooth remains tender avoid chewing in this area. Discomfort following a visit in no way affects the successful outcome of the treatment. To minimize this discomfort, you should take:

Two (2) or three (3) tablets of 200 mg ibuprofen (over the counter Advil type product) as soon as you can and repeat the dose every six hours. Take the medication for the rest of the day. Do not take more than 3200 mg total ibuprofen per day if you continue to experience pain. It will not help! Contact the office.

And/(OR)

Two (2) regular strength 325 mg acetaminophen (Tylenol type products) as soon as you can and then repeat the dose every six hours. Take the medication for the rest of the day.

Should you experience swelling or have discomfort more than can be controlled as described above, please contact the office. After hours, please call the emergency # on the office voice mail.

You may notice a medicinal taste between appointments. This is due to the penetrating quality of some of the medications placed within the tooth. It also may be the result of your chewing and wearing away the surface of the temporary filling. Should all of the temporary filling come out (or if you are in doubt), please call the office.

You should also contact your primary care dentist for any follow-up dental work including, but not limited to, crown and bridge work. All restorative work should be done within a two-month limit from time of root canal/endodontic treatment.

lf you have any question or problems concerning your treatment, please do not hesitate to call the office at any time. Thank you for choosing my practice regarding this important procedure.

Best Regards,
Gregory C. Gell DDS MS PA and Staff

For A Surgical Appointment

After Today’s Surgical Appointment

You should expect some pain and swelling following today’s appointment, typically for 2 to 5 days. This pain may last for up to two weeks.

To limit potential swelling after your surgery, go home and relax. Do not engage in activity that will exacerbate swelling. Sit up-right, don’t bend over or lay down. You can put an ice pack over your face where the surgery was done for 20 minutes on/20 minutes off. Start the ibuprofen as soon as possible.

To minimize this discomfort, you should take:

Three (3) tablets of 200 mg ibuprofen (over the counter Advil type product) as soon as you can and repeat the dose every six hours. Take the medication for the next few days. Ibuprofen is the preferred pain medicine, since it is a strong anti-inflammatory and will help limit potential swelling.

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Two (2) tablets of aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol type products) as soon as you can and then repeat the dose every four hours. Take the medication for the rest of the day. If you use Extra Strength Tylenol, take two tablets every six hours.

While the tooth remains tender, avoid chewing in this area, especially with bard crunchy foods like peanuts, potato chips and popcorn. These foods can get stuck in the surgical area and possibly cause an infection.

  • Redness in your saliva for one or two days is normal. This is simply blood clot dissolving in the saliva.
  • There may be oozing of blood around the surgical area, which will form a Jelly clot. This may be rinsed out with warm salt water without swishing (one teaspoon of salt in ½ glass of water). After two days, you can swish oral rinse to clean the surgical area more aggressively.

You cannot brush your teeth in the area of the surgery for a few weeks. Remember if it hurts when you are brushing, you are doing damage to the hcnling tissue. You will be provided with a prescription oral mouthwash prescription (Peridex type product) to keep this area clean. After brushing your other teeth, hold the oral rinse over the surgical area for one minute. Use 3- 5 mg of the rinse without swishing. After two days, you can swish oral rinse to clean the surgical area more aggressively.

Best Regards,
Gregory C. Gell DDS MS