What Can I Expect at My New Patient Visit?
Things always seem to go more smoothly when we know what to expect. Your visit will include a complete examination performed by Dr. Hayashi or Dr. Smith and clinical photographs of the patient's teeth. While we will, of course, focus on the main periodontal concern that brought you to our office, it is also important for us to obtain a comprehensive view of your oral health. Dr. Hayashi and Dr. Smith will review your medical and dental history with you and discuss any concerns you may have. Dr. Hayashi and Dr. Smith will create a treatment plan for you, based upon your oral health and your concerns.
Insight into Your Oral Health
During your visit with us, we will take x-rays of your mouth but don’t worry, we use advanced digital technology to make x-rays safer and more comfortable than ever before. We use fast speed x-ray film and a Phosphor Scanner to develop the films. Not only do we get an enhanced view of your bone and gum health, you spend less time in the chair than you would if you were taking traditional x-rays and waiting for film to develop. We take x-rays as needed, as typically we work with your general dentist to ensure that we have all the diagnostic x-ray records necessary to provide proper diagnosis in treatment planning.
If you have not already scheduled your new patient exam, please contact our office now. We look forward to meeting you.