Your first visit to the dentist’s office will consist of a thorough examination. Your dentist will first examine your teeth and gums to check for signs of decay and disease. He will also assess your bite, jaw position, and look for any dental issues that you may not have yet noticed. He will then take any necessary X-rays, which will give your dentist a clearer picture of your overall oral health.
What information should I bring to my first dental appointment?
To prepare for your first dental appointment, you will need to gather some information.
• A list of any medications you are currently taking.
• A list of any allergies you may have.
• Your dental insurance information.
What should I know about dental insurance?
Dental insurance is designed to help you pay for your dental expenses. Most dental insurance providers have an annual maximum allowance. This means the most they will pay toward your dental expenses each year. Most dental insurance companies also have a deductible. This is the amount that your insurance will not pay for each year. A deductible is reset every year so if your dental expenses are higher than your maximum allowance, you will be responsible for paying the difference.
What should I expect during the first dental appointment?
Your initial visit with us usually lasts about 30 minutes. This gives us an opportunity to get to know you, your smile, and your goals for your oral health. It also gives us the opportunity to review your dental and medical history, perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw, and take any necessary x-rays.
What should I expect at my first cleaning?
You might be nervous, but your appointment shouldn’t be! Our dental team will make sure you’re comfortable throughout your cleaning appointment.
Our cleanings take about an hour, and you’ll come in for regular appointments to avoid plaque buildup and gum disease. We’ll start by talking with you about your dental history and your goals for your dental health.
The dentist and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to give Denist Atlanta GA a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.