Your First Visit

On your first visit to our office you will meet with Dr. Boyd and talk.  She will review with you your current oral problems, previous dental care, any fears and concerns you may have about treatment, and your medical history, including current medications.

You will then have your blood pressure, pulse, and temperature taken, along with a full mouth set of x-rays,  if full mouth series not available from another dentist within the past three years.  Dr. Boyd will then give you a head and neck examination, which evaluates your temperomandibular joints (TMJ), head and neck muscles, and lymph nodes. Next, she will examine inside your mouth for several diseases, which include oral cancer, caries (cavities), periodontal disease (gum disease), excessive wear, position, mobility, and the condition of existing restorations.  She will then show you all of her findings inside your mouth on an intraoral camera.  She will  develop a written treatment plan, usually completed while you are having your teeth cleaned.  Questions you have will be answered.  The written treatment plan will provide financial information.  This entire process takes about one and a half to two hours and is quite thorough in order to provide you with the highest quality of care.

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