I always advise patients that root canal treatment is restoratively driven and is only part of the overall plan they have agreed with you. I am happy to give a restorative opinion but ultimately I leave the decision up to you as to whether or not you are happy to restore the tooth.
I usually prefer to complete treatment over two appointments. If it is a vital case, it may be completed in one session provided that the pulp isn’t too inflamed. If the diagnosis is different to the tooth that was referred I will always try to contact the referring dentist prior to starting any treatment to discuss the findings.
We actively encourage patients to return for reviews although patients are often reluctant when they have no symptoms. We would encourage you to remind your patients to attend the free review appointment.