If you are a new patient, your first dental exam will last about an hour to an hour and a half. If time permits, you will receive a cleaning at this first appointment. Your dentist and your dedicated hygienist will go over your medical and dental history and perform thorough exams, looking for issues like cavities, gum disease, TMJ problems, and oral cancer. They will review your digital X-ray results with you and explain any findings that might require treatment. They’ll also provide helpful tips on home care and will discuss any cosmetic concerns you wish to address.
When your appointment is done, you will receive any treatment recommendations and fees for them in writing.