Your First Visit
Your first visit to our office typically includes X-rays that allow Dr. Carol to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay. We will also conduct a thorough oral exam, which includes a screening for oral cancer, inspection of existing restorations, and measuring your periodontal pockets (gums).
The initial visit also involves getting your detailed medical history. When you share your medical history with Dr. Carol, be sure to provide complete and up-to-date information on your health.
Let Dr. Carol know if you have experienced a recent hospitalization or surgery, or have recently been ill. Also be prepared to provide the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are currently taking — whether prescription or over-the-counter products — and the name of your physician.
This information will help Dr. Carol select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
After Dr. Carol has evaluated your records, any follow-up treatment will be discussed with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
Regular checkup appointments typically take 50 to 60 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep your appointment, please notify us immediately.