What happens at your first dental appointment?

Your first visit to our office is very important! It is the appointment where we will get a vision for your smile and how we can appropriately care for it. There are a number of steps that will occur during your first dental visit in Burlington, North Carolina, including a dental cleaning and a dental exam, as well as a discussion of your oral health history. This is also an opportune time to talk with us about your concerns and ask any questions you may have. We are committed to giving you the time and attention you deserve.

What is a dental cleaning and exam?

After filling out the necessary paperwork, a member of our dental team and our talented dentist, Dr. Monahan, will perform a dental cleaning and exam. A dental cleaning is performed to remove built-up plaque and tartar, which often cause infection. During a dental exam, we will check for signs of decay, take extensive X-rays, and provide you an in-depth look at your smile with an intraoral camera. We will also perform screenings for periodontal disease and oral cancer.

Our goal at your first dental visit is to get to know you and your smile better. We want to inform and educate you about your oral health and begin planning necessary treatments. If you are due for a dentist’s appointment, we invite you to schedule one today. We look forward to caring for your smile!