What Will Happen On My First Visit?
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation. We will review your medical and dental history as well as collect clinical information necessary to diagnose the treatment you need. This clinical information may include a complete periodontal charting, x-rays and photographs.
Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:
- Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist.
- A list of medications you are currently taking, including aspirin products (Excedrin, Anacin, Bayer, Motrin and Tylenol are okay), and allergies to any medications.
- Also, please let us know ahead of time if you have to take any pre-medication antibiotics. Often if one has a history of heart murmur, rheumatic fever, pacemaker, heart attack, or artificial joints, metal plates or pins in the fingers, knees, or toes, one should check with their physician to see if they recommend antibiotics to prevent infection in that area, as even a periodontal examination or dental cleaning can stir up enough bacteria to cause very serious consequences to your overall health.
Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.
Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension).
We will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history and a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite, oral cancer screening, TMJ, and other signs of periodontal disease.