Your initial appointment usually will consist of a very thorough examination of your teeth, gums, tissues of your mouth, jaw joint and chewing muscles. We will take time to go over all of our findings with you and you are encouraged to be involved in the comprehensive exam experience. Upon completion of the exam, we will put together a treatment plan to ensure your mouth is healthy. Often there are options to choose from and we will go over the pros and cons of each treatment option with you so you can make an informed decision on which treatment is the best for you.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if recently taken.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- 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 recent 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.