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Phillip A. Simon, DMD

1348 Timberlane Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Tel: (850) 878-5131
Fax: (850) 878-3521

What payments do you accept?

We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Care Credit.
For more information about Care Credit or to apply, please click here

What insurance companies are you In-Network for?
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental Premier
What should I do before my first visit?

Before your first visit we ask that you:
  1. Print and fill out the forms provided under the forms header.
  2. Bring your referral form and any X-Rays from your dentist.
  3. If you have dental insurance please call in to our office (850-878-5131)
    with that information before your appointment so that we can estimate your payment.
  4. Bring a list of your medications with you on the day of your appointment.
My tooth has quit hurting. Do I still need a root canal?

In many cases after a period of time a tooth will continue to degenerate and a tooth will go from having symptoms to being asymptomatic. In these cases, the nerve of the tooth has degenerated to a point to where all sensation disappears. After a while, symptoms can and usually return. The symptoms can best be described as chewing discomfort and pressure deep within the jaw.

I have taken a round of antibiotics and my tooth no longer hurts, do I still need a root canal?

Yes. Antibiotics may help reduce the amount of infection, however it will never fully eliminate it. Treatment of the disease can only occur by either having root canal therapy or an extraction.

How will I feel after having my Root Canal?

Each patient's experience is different. Mild discomfort from the treated tooth is common for 3-4 days. It is advised and recommended that you take over the counter pain medications if necessary. In rare cases, it may be necessary for us to advise you on how to care for your discomfort. If you should need help, please call our office (850-878-5131) for further advice and instructions on how to care for your tooth.

What do I need to do after my root canal treatment is complete?

When you leave our office, you will have a temporary filling placed in the tooth, unless otherwise informed. It is very important that you return to your general dentist's office to have the temporary filling removed and have a permanent filling placed within 30 days to provide the protection both the tooth and root canal require. Failure to replace the temporary in a timely manner can result in failure.