First Visit

What Will Happen On My First Visit?

Your initial periodontics office visit will include a review of your medical and dental histories, a thorough examination and an explanation of our findings.  We do not typically perform any therapy at your first appointment, as we want you to have all the information you require and your questions answered prior to any treatment being provided.  Emergency or palliative treatment may be performed in certain cases.

Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:

  • Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can fill out your patient registration and medical history form on our website.)
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.
  • A completed medical history. You may access our online patient registration.

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to every appointment.

Please notify the office if you have a significant medical condition (diabetes, hypertension, artificial heart valves, any condition requiring premedication etc.) or are taking any medications (aspirin, anticoagulants, heart medication etc.) prior to any treatment is received.

X-Rays and Scans:  Current x-rays are typically necessary to diagnose periodontal conditions and consider implant placement. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining appropriate records from your general dentist.  In the event that we need to take x-rays or a scan, we utilize state of the art devices to dramatically reduce patient exposure.