Why is Your First Dental Appointment so Important?

Are you new to the area, or have you recently decided to change dental homes? You may wonder why you can’t just go in for a traditional cleaning appointment and have “the usual” like you would at your old office. After all, you haven’t changed, right? What most patients don’t realize is that when you are new to us, we appreciate the opportunity to learn how to treat you the way you want to be treated! 

The truth is that even if you have your records transferred, they only tell part of your story. The rest of what we need to know comes from a dialogue between you and one of our dentists. Your initial appointment with us is a chance for us to get to know you personally and to learn about your health history. You are looking for a new dentist for a reason, and many times we find that patients are most unhappy when communication is not effective or they do not feel cared for by their current doctor. 

When you come to our Fayetteville dental office, we will perform a full evaluation of your teeth, gums, bite, jaw, and look for any potential conditions you should be aware of. We will also have an opportunity to discuss any of your concerns about your oral health and if you experience any sensitivity or pain anywhere in your mouth.

We may ask questions about your overall health because problems in your mouth can indicate health problems elsewhere. 

Your initial exam establishes a baseline for all of your future appointments and provides us with the important opportunity to get to know one another. When we welcome new patients to our practice, we value them as individuals and strive to form long-term relationships in order to maintain or improve your oral health and overall wellness. 

Are you looking for a new dentist in the Fayetteville area? Give us a call! We look forward to a partnership in health. 

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