Dental care is personal so it’s important to feel comfortable in your relationship with your dentist. You may want to visit or call a few dentists before deciding on which one you feel best fits your needs.
After arriving for your appointment, you may be asked to fill out paperwork including: medical/dental history, insurance forms, consent forms, etc.
You will be taken to your exam room by a dental assistant or dental hygienist. They will review the information you have provided and likely take a set of x-rays to prepare for the doctor’s review.
Next the doctor will come in, reviews your x-rays, and begin your exam.
Once the doctor has gathered all the information they need, they will create a custom treatment plan for your needs and this will be reviewed with you. They will also answer any questions you may have.
After this visit, you will schedule your next visit, which most commonly will be your dental cleaning but may vary depending on your personal dental needs.