Your Dental Visit, What to Expect
Anyone who has ever gone to a dentist has an idea of what to expect during a dental visit. You will be checked-in, have your teeth clean by the hygienist and complete an evaluation that may include x-rays. These x-rays help check for tooth decay, changes in gums and can show signs of cancer or other diseases. The dentist will also then conduct a comprehensive exam to make sure there aren’t any potential problems that could become an issue.
During the comprehensive exam, our Glendale dentist will check your mouth tissues, teeth and will also take a look at your head and neck. In doing this, the dentist is making sure that everything in normal and that there is no excessive dryness or swelling that could be a symptom of a bigger problem. Our dentist will also check your jaw line and TMJ to make sure that everything is in working order.
Things to Discuss with Your Dentist
During all of your dental visits to our Glendale dental office, we encourage you to discuss any questions or issues you may have related to your oral health with our dentist. We want to know how your oral health has been during the time you were away from our office since this information will also help in the comprehensive exam. Remember to mention any fears you may have about treatment so that we can address sedation methods to help you feel completely relaxed. You may also mention any of the following topics:
- Overall health
- New cavities
- Lumps inside of your mouth
If you are visiting our office for the first time, please let us know of your medical history as well.
We are dedicated to providing you with the best dental care possible and are committed to completing your treatment in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.