Your first visit to our office will usually begin with us reviewing your treatment plan, as well as a general examination to gauge your oral health and identify any issues that may require treatment. In many cases, treatment can begin as soon as an issue is identified, often in the same appointment. More complex dental issues, or a complicated history of treatments, may mean second appointment for consultation. However, most first visits are routine procedures that check out both your medical history, and offer our dentist a chance to evaluate your oral health.
On the day of your first consultation, please provide the following information:
- Dental x-ray history
- Up to date medication list
- Dental insurance forms, if applicable. This will save us time at the end of your appointment, and save you time in the waiting room.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Our office should be made aware of any medical issues that may cause issues for future treatments (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, joint issues, rheumatic fever, and artificial heart valves). It is also important to alert your dentist to any medications you are taking, such as heart medications or blood thinners, like aspirin.
Any x-rays from prior dental offices can be forwarded to our office per your request. However, if there is a limited window of time between your first appointment and a request for x-rays, it would be best to bring a physical copy into our office.