Your initial appointment will consist of a medical history review, comprehensive examination, photos, radiographs and a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Please understand that a dental cleaning is not completed during the first visit for adult patients (Children WILL have a dental cleaning). Unlike many other offices, the initial visit is with the dentist and not the dental hygienist. Some patients will require more extensive deep cleaning if they exhibit signs of periodontal disease and therefore would not be treated adequately with a regular cleaning during the initial visit with us.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your previous X-rays taken
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 1 year or 5 years if a panoramic film), 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 films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.