First Visit

At Stonebridge Dental, our mission is to advise our patients on how to maintain good dental habits so they can keep their original teeth for a lifetime. We built our practice around three fundamental beliefs:

  • Practice preventative dental care
  • Increase patient education of proper oral health care practices
  • Deliver the highest level of customer service we can

What to Expect During Your First Visit
During your initial patient exam, which will take approximately 90 minutes, the dentist will:

  • Review your dental history
  • Perform a comprehensive exam
  • Discuss the condition of your teeth and gums, and
  • Answer any questions you might have

About Your Dental Exam

Your appointment will include a tooth by tooth exam, evaluation of your gums, an oral cancer screening, smile analysis and a TMJ analysis – which focuses on the health of your jaw. In addition, two types of x-rays will be taken. One set of x-rays will allow the dentist to evaluate decay between your teeth while the other x-ray will allow the dentist to examine for jaw cysts and wisdom teeth. If you are bringing a child in for an exam the x-ray will enable the dentist to evaluate the growth of their primary and permanent teeth. You will then receive a professional cleaning and we will demonstrate the best techniques for brushing and flossing your teeth. At the end of your exam we will go over our diagnosis with you, and if any additional treatments are needed, we will discuss the treatment options that are available.

To shorten the amount of time for your first visit, you can fill out the necessary medical forms in advance by downloading them from our website. For more information about choosing a dentist, please visit: The American Dental Association – Tips for choosing a dentist

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