Your First Visit
First, thank you for choosing The Dental Docs as your general and cosmetic dental office. We understand the amount of trust that goes into choosing a new healthcare provider, and we appreciate that you have chosen us. Welcome to our office.
The First Visit
During your first appointment, we will collect a thorough history of your dental health, and you will receive a comprehensive exam to assess the health of your teeth and gums. We will then discuss your goals for care, chart any potential problems we see, and make recommendations for treatment and the next steps in your dental care.
If you are suffering from an acute issue, such as a cavity, loose crown, or other painful problem we will setup a priority appointment for your dentistry or a referral to our team of specialists.. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, if you have a complex dental & medical history that requires special care, your treatment may require a more extensive evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
What to Bring
- Your referral slip (if applicable)
- Your x-rays (if applicable)*
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring your insurance card with you.
PLEASE ALERT STAFF AHEAD OF TIME IF:
You have a major medical condition that may is of high concern for dentistry or cleanings, for example:
Uncontrolled Diabetes, untreated high blood pressure, COPD, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.
You are on any medications with your doctor, for example:
Heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, bisphosphonates, etc.
You require medication before dental cleanings, for example:
Antibiotic pre-medications due to heart or valve defects
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within a year), please request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time for the x-rays to get to our office, you may pick them up and bring them to your first appointment. If additional images are necessary, they can be taken in our office.
Children Under 18
Because we will be discussing the child’s medical history, allergies, and treatment plan, a parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under 18 on the first visit.
Do you have additional questions about your visit? Please call us at The Dental Docs Phone Number 619-297-2949