Your First Visit
What to Expect
Your initial appointment will consist of a thoruogh and accurate examination. Any needed x-rays will be taken using digital radiography. We will take a “movie” of your teeth so that you will see what the dentist sees. Feel free to ask questions during the movie and your dentist will be happy to answer them. Next, a complete periodontal exam will be done to ensure the health of each individual tooth in your mouth. Treatment options will be presented to you and you will be involved in the decision process as much as possible. We strive to give our patients personalized and individualized treatment, as no two mouths are completely the same.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking as well as an accurate medical history.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT:All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.