New Patient Exam in Fayetteville, AR
Welcome to our office! We are excited to have you as a new patient and we look forward to getting to know you.
Every new patient visit is a little different since everyone comes to us with different needs. We’d like to walk you through a typical visit, though, so that you have a good idea what to expect.
Your Initial Examination
If you come into our Fayetteville dental office needing a dental check-up, cleaning, or workup, we will do a comprehensive examination to look at each area of your oral health. This is to help pinpoint and treat any and all issues.
Your examination will include:
- Looking at the health of your jaw and occlusion (bite)
- Checking the health of your gum tissue and bones
- Examining the health of each tooth for cavities and problems
We then follow your exam up with a comprehensive oral cancer screening.
With all of this information, we create a plan that works for each individual patient. We combine this plan with each patient's cosmetic needs – and even financial needs – to create a customized treatment plan.
Taking the Time to Learn Your Needs
Every patient is different, and you may be more susceptible to certain types of dental problems than another patient. We analyze each patient to see what types of problems you are more likely to have and then help you figure out why you are having these problems.
Once we have a good idea of which concerns you are facing, we will give you solutions to help you prevent them from occurring. Many of the problems that patients have are not their fault and are simply due to levels of susceptibility. A lot of our patients are relieved to find out that many of their dental problems are not their fault!
Answering Your Questions and Addressing Your Concerns
Some patients come in with questions and we just sit down and talk. We are happy to do a second opinion visit at no charge to the patient. We also have patients who want to know if they are a candidate for implants. We will sit down with you and look at your options and help you to figure out the best plan for you.
Whatever you do – if you haven't seen a dentist for a dental check-up, now is the time to come in. We promise not to shame you, judge you, or make you feel guilty. We just want to help you improve your smile so that you feel good about sharing it with the world.