Q. How often should I see a dentist?
A. The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a dental checkup and cleaning. We also recommend a minimum of two visits per year to maintain a healthy smile. Routine dental cleanings will ensure that the surfaces of your teeth are smooth and free of tartar, which helps reduce your chances of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Q. What should I expect during my First visit to the dentist?
A. We welcome you to our practice and will be happy to answer any questions & concerns you may have. Please be prepared to fill out the New patient forms, Insurance &health information forms that will allow us to get to know you better & provide you with your dental benefits.You may do so Online before coming in as well to save time. It’s always a good idea to arrive a few minutes early.
Your first exam will last about an hour, where our dentists take time to know you & your chief complaint . Dentist will obtain full medical and dental history &diagnose any dental issues using visual and tactile examination and our state of the art digital x-rays and provide you with treatment options best for you. Generally, xrays are taken and a regular cleaning is done on the same visit unless you need a deep cleaning & need to return for another appointment. A full extra oral and intra oral exam is performed to diagnose any abnormalities of the jaw structure, teeth positions and any abnormal growths in and around the oral cavity. We test for oral cancer on each visit and you have the option to let us evaluate your mouth using a Velscope. We let you know when you can return to follow up with the treatment recommended to you or provide you with a referral if you need to see a specialist. We provide you with the treatment options, your insurance benefits, fee payments & try to work with you with any financial options you may need to achieve dental care you deserve for you & your family.
Q. What if I have a dental emergency?
A. Please call our office as soon as you establish that you have a dental emergency. We will make every effort to see you the same day if you have a dental emergency provided you reach us during regular business hours. After hours and during holidays, please call the doctors’ emergency contact number provided on the voicemail.