Your First Appointment
If you’re scheduling a same day or next day appointment, here’s what you should expect:
Complete New Patient Exams and Cleanings
New patients who need to have a checkup and cleaning will first be seen by our Registered Dental Hygienist for a full set of digital x-rays and a gum disease screening. Depending on your oral health, we may complete a preventive cleaning or debridement (patients with active gum disease may need to come back for periodontal therapy to eliminate the infection). After that, one of our dentists will come in to perform a thorough examination, oral cancer screening, TMJ exam and consultation.
Consultations and Comprehensive Exams
For specific concerns or if you just need to fit in a checkup without a dental cleaning, your visit will be slightly shorter.
During these visits we will take any necessary radiographs, complete a thorough medical review and a comprehensive exam with one of our dentists to discuss your concerns and needs. It’s a great opportunity to discuss your full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant therapy and orthodontic choices.
Should you be in any pain, we can fit you in for a short exam and an x-ray to see what is bothering you and quickly address the issue. Our primary goal is to relieve you of any pain or infection, then reschedule you for treatment when you are more comfortable.