First Visit: What to Expect
Things we want to learn from you:
Things you should want to learn from us:
- First and foremost, we want to get to know YOU! We greatly appreciate that you gave up your time to come see us. It is our goal to maintain a close relationship with you in order to build a relationship based on mutual trust and respect.
- As health care providers, your health is our primary concern; therefore, we will review your medical history and medications that you are currently taking. It is important to be as detailed as possible since some treatments or prescriptions that we provide may conflict with your current medical situation.
- We want to know what brings you to us. It may be the desire to maintain that perfect smile or a specific concern that you may have. Regardless, we always do our best to make sure to address any issues that you may have concerns about.
- We begin our exams with a thorough head and neck evaluation before looking in your mouth. Included in this exam is an evaluation of the muscles and joints associated with chewing.
- The mouth has several areas that are at risk for developing cancer. This is especially important if you have previously used or currently use tobacco products. A thorough oral cancer screening will be performed with a focus on these high risk areas.
- We will then evaluate the status of your oral health through a comprehensive mouth exam. Additionally, x-rays may be required to give a better view of areas that can’t be seen such as the roots and in between the teeth.
- From here, we will present any significant findings and discuss them with you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
- Once these findings have been reviewed, available options will be discussed and we will work together to determine the best way to solve any issues that may exist.
- Get to know our team members. We have reserved this time for YOU so we recommend that you spend some time to get to know us and get a feel for who we are.
- Learn our practice philosophy and how we approach caring for our patients.
- Utilize our knowledge and resources to keep updated with the status of your overall general and oral health.
- We will discuss any findings that are presented during the visit and at that time, answer any questions that you may have.
- We will discuss options for maintaining your oral health and at that time, answer any questions that you may have.