What to expect at your first visit…
Your initial visit will consist of an oral cancer screening, an examination of your gums to diagnose periodontal diseases (also known as gum disease), the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and an analysis of your overall dentition for existing restorations, and decay. We will explain your diagnosis and treatment options. Sometimes treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Emergency treatment may be done the same day depending on the case and if the schedule allows the dentist to provide the treatment.
You may download and fill out the new patient forms prior to your appointment. Just be sure to bring them with you to your appointment. This will save you time when you come in to our office for your first visit.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any recent checkup or full mouth X-rays. If you have had x-rays taken recently, you may request that they forward or mail them to our office. You can also pick them up and bring them with you to our office.
- A list of your current medical prescriptions.
- 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 let us know 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.).