Thank you for choosing our office for all your dental needs. We have created a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental care you receive.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your current needs and desires.
Also, please assist us by providing the following information:
- Any current X-rays taken at your previous dental office.
- If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card.
Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Your doctor will perform a thorough exam, including an oral cancer screening. Generally, X-rays will be taken, allowing your doctor to examine your mouth for teeth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems and any signs of oral cancer. These diagnostic records will help your doctor provide an evaluation outlining any existing dental problems and proposed treatment. We encourage you to ask questions. We'll be glad to discuss any concerns you may have.
We do not typically clean your teeth at the initial visit but a diagnosis will be made as to the type of cleaning that would best meet your needs. You will then be reappointed with one of our wonderful hygienists for a thorough cleaning. If further treatment is required, we will also reappoint you with the doctor. Sometimes, these appointments can be combined on the same day if requested by you.
We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require treatment from a specialist. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!