What to Expect on My First Dental Visit

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What to Expect on My First Dental Visit

If it’s been awhile since you’ve have a dental appointment or if you are looking for a new dentist, you may be curious about what will happen during your initial session.

In fact, one of the most-commonly asked questions we receive is: What to expect on my first dental visit?

Continue reading to learn the key components of your first dental visit, and what you can expect from each part of the process.

What to Expect on My First Dental Visit

Dental Examination

There’s something that many new patients are curious about – What to expect on my first dental visit?

Your visit will begin with a consultation to discuss any concerns or problems that you would like to address.

Then, you will undergo a complete dental examination, which will thoroughly assess all areas of the mouth including your teeth, soft tissue, supportive structures, alignment, and bite.

In most cases, you will also need dental x-rays and a model of your teeth.

Preventative Dental Hygiene Appointment

The second portion of your visit focuses on preventative dental hygiene.

During this session, you will receive the latest information on theories and techniques for preventing dental disease and maintaining the health of your natural teeth.

In addition, one of our licensed dental hygienists will perform a thorough cleaning.

Dental Evaluation and Treatment Planning

Like many patients, you may want to know – What to expect on my first dental visit? 

If so, you’ll be pleased to learn that the appointment concludes with a complete dental evaluation with one of our highly skilled and experienced dentists.

He or she will explain the findings of your assessment and recommend a customized treatment plan, which will include any immediate action needed as well as long-term goals.

Schedule Your First Dental Visit Today!

Please call our office today for additional information about your first dental exam or to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled and talented dental providers.