So you’re going to make an appointment to see us. We’re excited to meet you and to help with whatever you need! So you can know what to expect, here’s an outline of your first visit.
We have two different types of first visits. The first is a basic visit for those who are current with their dental care and are just due for their regular six-month cleaning and checkup. The second is a comprehensive first visit for patients who have significant dental issues that need to be addressed.
Basic First Visit
You’ll be greeted first by our receptionist who will help you with your paperwork if you need it. Then you’ll meet the dental assistant who will give you a tour of the office if you want it. We’ll do x-rays if they’re needed, our hygienist will clean your teeth, and you will have a checkup from Dr. Arnold. You’ll get some time to get to know us and ask any questions. We’ll discuss the health of your teeth and gums and make any recommendations we think will be helpful to you.
Comprehensive First Visit
Before we do anything else, Dr. Arnold will want to meet you, get acquainted, find out why you’re here, and see how we can help. We’ll probably need some x-rays, followed by a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation conducted by Dr. Arnold. Plan on this taking about an hour.
Depending on your needs, this visit could include any or all of the following:
- Full-mouth x-rays
- Diagnostic photographs
- Diagnostic impressions and bite records
- Periodontal examination
- Hard and soft tissue examination
- Oral cancer screening
- Bite analysis
After the appointment, Dr Arnold will create a detailed treatment plan, along with the estimated cost of treatment. We’ll review those at a second consultation appointment, as well as discuss any questions you have. Our goal is to get you on the path to a gorgeous, healthy smile.
We’re so excited to meet new patients, who often become new friends. If you’re ready to get started, you may call our office to schedule an appointment, or if you prefer, you may click here to request an appointment online.