At Zen Dentistry, our staff is committed to providing each patient with positive, effective dental treatment. To help your visit go smoothly, we have compiled a list of important items and information to bring with you for your first appointment, as well as a description of what to expect during your visit.
If you have any questions regarding your first dental visit or treatment options, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Zen Dentistry.
What to expect
Your first visit will include a full dental examination, during which we will evaluate your oral health. If you do not have x-rays that are up to date, we will also take a set of x-rays so that we can properly diagnose any issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye. X-rays are useful for noting the condition of the jaw, sinuses, and teeth and tissue below the gum line. These images are crucial for providing comprehensive dental care that effectively addresses your unique needs.
Once your exam is complete, we will inform you if you need any treatment and schedule you for your first cleaning. Some patients receive a standard cleaning to thoroughly cleanse all surfaces of the teeth of plaque and other buildup. Other patients may require a more intensive treatment to address cavities, tooth pain, diseased gums, or other dental problems. With your x-rays and complete evaluation, we can prescribe the treatment necessary to optimize your dental health.
what to bring
We will gather important information from you during your first visit that will help us to best serve your needs. To ensure that we are able to provide the best care possible, please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- Medical history forms or information
- If you have insurance, bring your dental insurance information, including your insurance card, social security number, and a valid form of identification
- A list of questions or concerns that you may have regarding your treatment
- IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 at the consultation visit