Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

What should I expect at my new patient exam?

New patient exam | fayetteville ar dentistWhen we welcome a new patient to Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we want to ensure that you receive precisely the type of care that will promote a lifetime of healthy and comfortable smiles. In order to achieve this, we welcome each patient with a comprehensive exam that includes plenty of time for you to speak directly with Dr. Wade Kifer, giving you the opportunity to share any goals or concerns you may have with your smile.

New patient checklist at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

This is a great time to discuss any painful teeth, changes to your oral health, or any cosmetic goals you may have for your smile.

We will also take diagnostic x-rays to look for conditions such as decay, bone loss, or fractures as well as perform a periodontal exam and a tooth-by-tooth exam. 

Dr. Kifer will also look for signs of premature wear that could indicate a teeth grinding habit, called bruxism, or a jaw-related condition called temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

This type of comprehensive dental exam provides a big-picture view regarding your oral health and supplies the information we need to determine the recommended frequency of your dental cleaning schedule in our Fayetteville dental office.

Our goal is to help our patients retain their natural teeth, avoid gum disease, and have a smile that makes them feel great about the way they look.

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