First Visit: What to Expect
What happens at your first appointment at Dr. Slepchik’s office
W e consider your first appointment to be an information appointment for both of us. It gives us a chance to slowly get to know one another. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions, express your concerns and feel comfortable.
Today you will meet with our hygienist. This is a preventive dentistry practice, so our goal is to help you keep your teeth as long as possible, and maintain optimal dental health, She will clean, polish and scale your teeth and evaluate the health of your gums. She will take a series of digital x rays which gives us a great deal of information with minimal exposure to you. Every room in our office contains an inter-oral camera. This allows you to see and understand what is happening in your mouth right in front of you. Using our camera, we notice our patients have a better understanding of their treatment and are more aware of their dental health issues. She will review her findings with you and respond to your questions. She will also discuss what you must do at home, and make sure you are flossing and brushing properly. When this part of the appointment is complete, Dr. Slepchik will do his initial examination. He will check the health of your whole mouth. He will respond to your questions, and review all the information gathered here. He will then prepare your specific dental treatment plan with various options. If you prefer, you can come for a consultation (no extra fee) to review all your options and ask your questions. If your treatment is simple, you may want to start with a short appointment to get comfortable.
You will be in our office for 1 hour and 30 minutes. We want you to feel relaxed. If you are a nervous patient, please tell us.
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