What to expect on your first dental new patient exam visit
Your first visit will include a complete dental exam. This way we are able to diagnose your dental needs, discuss your goals and discuss how we might fulfil them. Dr Rourke will examine your mouth for the cause of a toothache, bleeding gums or bad breath. A referral will probably be arranged for an OPG x-ray of all of your teeth, the tooth roots and their bone support which is recommended by the American Dental Association every two years. If you have had any dental x-rays taken recently, please bring them with you.
For those patients who have had regular dental care, a routine exam and cleaning will probably be performed on your first visit. This appointment will take approximately 20 minutes for adults or children. If any signs of periodontal disease are present, then a more comprehensive examination and treatment plan may be needed. The details of this periodontal program will be discussed before we start.
We always endeavour to make your dental appointment as pleasant an experience as possible.
Dentistry now offers many new opportunities for improved health and function that were not available just a few years ago. Please do not ever hesitate to ask about anything you do not understand. You will be dealing with the members of a team whose primary goal is to serve you. We look forward to seeing you soon.