If you’re a new patient, you may have some questions about what to expect at your first dentist appointment. Keep reading to find out what to expect at your first appointment.
During your first appointment, your dentist will conduct a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, soft tissues, tongue, and head/neck area. They will look for signs of any problems or potential problems with these areas, which is the basis for your treatment plan. Any conditions present will be explained to you so that you can understand any treatment recommendations moving forward. This is your opportunity to ask questions and get the information you need in order to make decisions about your oral health.
Some of the things you can expect during your initial visit include the following:
At the end of your appointment, you will have a treatment plan that outlines the next steps. This may include scheduling a follow-up cleaning with the dentist or a hygienist, as well as any necessary future appointments for fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, etc. If the dentist needs to take impressions of your teeth as a part of a new dental restoration plan, they will let you know when to schedule this as well. In most instances, patients can schedule their next visit before leaving the office.
The Dentist in Atlanta, GA, and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more about our dental services or dental care tips, we invite you to give us a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.