Your first visit with us is a very important one. We will take the time to listen to your concerns, ask and answer any initial questions, and provide you with a comprehensive examination.
A comprehensive periodontal examination will be completed. This detailed evaluation of the gums and bony structures that support your teeth will provide us with base line data that allows us to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan designed to attain, and maintain, optimal periodontal health for as long as possible.
The clinical examination is only one part of a comprehensive oral evaluation. Dental radiographs (x-rays) are also necessary to assess the health of the oral structures not seen by the naked eye. These include the roots, nerve canals, bone, sinuses, and impacted wisdom teeth. Radiographs are also very important diagnostic tools in the evaluation of dental caries, dental abscesses, periodontal health, and the screening for oral cancer.
Your assistance in providing the following information at the time of your first visit would be greatly appreciated.
Please alert us of any concerning medical issues or allergies before any dental surgical procedures. These may include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, and heart murmurs.
If you have a recent set of radiographs (X-rays) in your possession or at another dental office, please make arrangements to have them sent or brought to your first visit.
*All minors under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.