What Should I Expect at My First Dental Appointment?

Dentist Highlands RanchThe thought of visiting the dentist can instill feelings of anxiety and apprehension for many. This can especially be the case if it’s the first time you’re visiting that particular dentist. Is that the situation you find yourself in? Have you resolved to start taking better care of your oral health, but have not been to the dentist in a long time? Are you in search of a new dentist possessing the perfect mix of modern expertise and top-notch customer service, but are nervous about what to expect at your first visit?

With our team of dental professionals, we strive to alleviate the unnecessary anxiety and guess work by letting you know what to expect from your first dental appointment with us.

What To Expect

Your initial visit will involve a relaxed, yet thorough and informative exam that allows us to get an overview of your overall oral health. Your first appointment can involve a combination of these steps:

Step 1 — Spend a few minutes filling out new patient forms. This provides pertinent information that allows us to better understand your unique oral health needs and medical history.

Step 2 — Your oral cavity will be inspected for any ulcers, sores, or abnormal discoloration. This involves a visual inspection for any signs of oral cancer.

Step 3 — We will thoroughly examine your gums and jawbone to identify whether you’ve developed any form of gum disease. This is vital because patients can often have gum disease and not even know it.

Step 4 — Inspecting every tooth for signs of tartar, cavities, tooth decay, damage, or other issues.

Step 5 — As required, low radiation, digital X-rays will be taken to provide a more detailed look at the condition of your mouth, including your jawbone, teeth, and sinus cavity.

Step 6 — We will discuss with you the findings of your exam, along with review your dental and medical history. This is a great time for you to ask questions, or to express any concerns or preferences you have pertaining to your oral health. We can then work together with you in creating the best treatment plan available for you and your specific dental needs. This can include providing estimates on any suggested services, as well as assisting you in getting the most out of any insurance benefits you have available.

Whether you’ve avoided visiting the dentist for years, or are in search of a new top-of-the-line dentist to provide superior dental care, you can relax knowing what to expect when you visit each dentist in our Highlands Ranch office. Please book your important first appointment with us today, and your family can enjoy a lifetime full of happy smiles, and healthy mouths.

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