When you come in for your first appointment, we will ask you about your medical and dental history. Then we’ll examine your teeth and gums, and screen you for oral cancer. We will also screen you for sleep apnea, take x-rays of your entire mouth, and complete a TMJ (temporomandibular jaw joint) exam.
After we go over your dental profile, we will discuss any diagnoses and recommended treatment with you. If treatment is recommended, such as a root canal (endodontics), sleep apnea oral device, braces (orthodontics), or oral surgery, we will work with you on a plan or refer you to a specialist. We will also go over expected treatment costs and work with you to decide on the best payment plan to fit your needs.
During regular follow-up appointments, we will examine and clean your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer and sleep apnea, as well as discuss any recommended treatments. We will also go over any problems or pain you might be experiencing and answer any questions you might have.