Before any treatment begins, each patient receives a thorough examination and health assessment. At this appointment we get to know you and your family history, review your medical and dental history, and address your reason(s) for seeking our care.
This examination typically includes digital x-rays and a complete survey and charting of your teeth, including cavities, restorations, and missing teeth. We also evaluate your periodontal (gum) health, occlusion (teeth position and bite) and TMJ (jaw joint) as well as screen for oral cancer and record your blood pressure.
We will then review our findings, discuss your needs, answer your questions and make recommendations for treatment. Once treatment recommendations have been made, one of our Patient Care Coordinators will discuss your insurance benefits, give you an estimate, and provide you with the number and length of visits needed to complete treatment.
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