First Office Visit

We Make It Easy

 

Going to the dentist can be an overwhelming experience, especially first-time visits. Let us put your concerns and anxieties to rest. Our goal is to make the patient experience comfortable. We treat our patients like family.

Our goal is to provide every patient with:

  • A clean, inviting environment
  • A warm, friendly greeting when you call or come in
  • Doctors and staff who treat you with respect
  • Quality, affordable dental care for you and your family
  • A clear explanation of every aspect of your visit
  • Our sincere appreciation for choosing and recommending this office

What to Expect

 

The dentist will perform a complete oral examination and discuss any treatment you may need. The examination can identify conditions such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even oral cancer.

Teeth cleaning may be performed during your first visit, or might be scheduled for a follow-up visit depending on the condition of your teeth and gums.

Your first appointment will take between 1 to 2 hours. Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

What to Bring

 

To make your visit as pleasant and brief as possible, there are a few things you should bring with you.If you’ve had digital x-rays in the last six months, please bring them to your first appointment. New digital x-rays will be taken, if you don’t already have them.

With just a few simple forms, we’ll ask for relevant medical history, any medications you might be taking, your dental history, and any dental insurance coverage you may have. Want to get a head start? Download the new patient forms on the right.

When Should a Child See a Dentist?

Most dentists recommend bringing a child in for an initial visit at the age of three. We call this a happy visit. They are shown the tools we use, are taken for a chair ride, and the dentist gets to “count” their teeth. Like adults, children should see the dentist every six months. The schedule is especially important to maintain for kids whose teeth are in a state of flux as baby teeth disappear and adult teeth erupt. Regular visits also allow your dentist to assess how well the permanent teeth are growing in and recommend steps for a healthier bite.

Take your child to the dentist sooner in the event of an injury, tooth pain or any other visible concern. Although their roots are smaller, baby teeth still have nerves and can be quite painful or sensitive if damaged.