Your First Visit
Your first visit to Panacea Dental is a special time. It is the start of a close, long-term relationship with both your dentist and your dental team. On your first visit, you will complete a variety of assessments as we get to know you better by obtaining a thorough picture of your dental and overall health. Afterwards, you will receive a personal consultation that includes an overview of your treatment options and there will be many opportunities for you to ask any questions you may have. Your first visit will include:
● Digital radiographs (X-rays)
● Periodontal and restorative evaluation
● Oral cancer screening
● TMJ evaluation
● Intraoral exam and photos
● Cosmetic assessment of tooth color and alignment
A: During your first appointment, your overall dental and oral health will be assessed with a comprehensive oral evaluation. Upon completion of your medical / dental health form, we will ask you to tell us your goals regarding your smile, teeth, and gums. Digital photos and X-rays will be taken of your teeth to identify areas of decay, cracked teeth, and malfunctioning restorations. DIAGNOdent (a specialized laser) may also be used on your teeth, notifying us of early areas of decay that are not visible on the X-ray or through digital photographs. Our goal is to preserve as many of your teeth as possible by catching decay in its earliest stages. We will also assess your gums and will recommend the appropriate hygiene treatment for you.
A: Over the years patients have given us the compliment of referring family and friends to our practice. Our reputation for excellent dental care depends on two things: our good work and your beautiful smile. Your confidence in our care motivates us to continue to strive for excellence. Thank you for your referrals, your trust and support are greatly appreciated.