At Cabrillo Family Dental, we make it our priority to give you a thorough and comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, and surrounding structures. During this initial exam, we would like to get to know you and determine what is best to optimize your oral health.
How To Prepare
Quality dental care requires a team effort. The following are a few suggestions.
- Arrive a few minutes early to your appointment to complete the new patient information form.
- Bring your dental insurance card, if applicable.
- Bring a list of all medications you are taking.
- If you have had x-rays at another office within the past year, please call that dental office and request that those x-rays be sent to our office.
What To Expect
Your first visit should take approximately an hour and a half. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our friendly front office staff, and be asked to fill out forms. Your dentist will greet you and listen to your dental health needs, concerns, and expectations. It is important for us to know about your past dental experiences and answer any questions you have. Any necessary x-rays will be taken to get a complete picture of your oral health. We offer digital x-rays with instantaneous results at 90% less radiation than traditional radiography systems. Your dentist will perform a comprehensive dental examination involving, a tooth-by-tooth charting to identify and record the current condition of your teeth, a periodontal evaluation to assess the condition of your gums, and a screening for oral cancer. We may use an intra-oral camera to provide you with pictures of problem areas. We will then outline the procedures required to address your dental needs and discuss any alternatives and/or options. In most cases, one of our hygienists or your doctor will perform a comprehensive general cleaning on your teeth.