The first visit in our office, for an adult, can take an average of 90 minutes. Once you’ve completed your paperwork and we have set you up in our database, you will be taken back for a full mouth series of x-rays. This is usually done at the first visit and then once every three to five years.
Your exam will include a full intra-oral exam of your teeth and tissues, including an oral cancer screening. Your dentist will check for many things including decay, fracture, breakdown of old restorations, various disease indicators, as well as talking to you about any orthodontic correction you may need. If you have any cosmetic concerns, he will make his recommendations on ways to improve your smile. The first visit is a great time to ask any questions about your dental health.
If the doctor has recommended any treatment, one of our treatment coordinators will present a cost estimate and will schedule your next hygiene and/or treatment visit(s).