If you haven't already done so, one of our staff members will ask you to complete a medical and dental history form at your initial appointment. We will first address any questions you may have and go through any dental concerns you may have, followed by a full oral examination, X-rays of your teeth (if necessary), and a thorough cleaning. If more treatment is necessary, we will take the time to explain why it is necessary and what it will accomplish before presenting all of the options.
You will initially visit the dentist as a new patient for a thorough examination. The dentist will inquire about your medical history, address any worries you may have, and possibly take your blood pressure to determine your general health. If you are worried about your appointment, this is a perfect moment to let us know. Your comfort is our top priority, and we'll do all in our power to make your appointment as easygoing and relaxing as we can. Your dentist will analyze your dental x-rays during your checkup and do an oral cancer screening, which involves a check of your jaw, neck, tongue, and mouth interior. It is advised to conduct this examination once a year.
This initial examination, which should last an hour, is crucial so that your dental team can spot any problems like cavities or gum disease. Your dentist will create a customized treatment plan based on the results of your examination and go over your alternatives with you.
It's possible that you won't get a cleaning on your first appointment. After the doctor has confirmed that a cleaning is the best course of action for your particular oral health, it may be carried out. If a cleaning is not the initial and best line of treatment, then there are specific circumstances that must exist. You can anticipate having your exam and cleaning/hygiene appointments at the same time moving ahead after your dental health has normalized.