Your first visit to our office at Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry will set you at ease. We provide a warm, welcoming environment for all our new patients so they can feel at ease. Some people feel anxious when going to see the dentist, especially the first time at a new office. We work to alleviate that anxiety. You will be greeted by our friendly staff, checked in quickly and easily; then your appointment will begin on time as scheduled. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you feel more comfortable while you are here. We want you and your family to have a pleasurable experience and when you leave, we hope you feel good about your visit and completely informed about your treatment and treatment options should you need more extensive work.
During Your Appointment
Your first appointment begins with the dental hygienist. Digital x-rays are taken to assist in determining the health of your teeth and jaws. The hygienist will use an instrument called the Diagnodent® to check your teeth for decay. This device is a high-tech laser assisted detection tool which reveals areas of dental decay in its earliest stages, even before it can be seen by the naked eye. This painless process allows the hygienist to note trouble spots that even x-rays cannot detect.
Next, your gums will be measured in order to determine the best method for cleaning your teeth. It also helps in assessing whether or not you need periodontal (gum) therapy. After the cleaning is completed, your dentist will review all the information gathered and examine your mouth. Once that is finished, you will have an opportunity to speak with the dentist about your dental health. We provide our patients with plenty of time to ask questions and discuss any needs or concerns they may have.
Depending on the nature of the treatment, we can often begin immediately to work on simple procedures. It is important in preventative care to stay on top of potential problem areas. This also allows you to make fewer trips to the dentist. With more extensive work, your dentist will explain what is required and what you can expect during treatment. At this time, financial considerations can also be discussed. Your next appointment can be scheduled at the end of your cleaning.
Contact our office to schedule your first appointment with Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry.