On your first visit, our friendly staff will greet you and assist you in completing an informational packet. Our hygienist will proceed to take appropriate X-rays after consulting with the doctor. She will gather some measurements of your gums which assesses the status of gum health or ‘Periodontal’ condition. There will be intra-oral photos taken of any diseased areas with a specialized dental camera. It is much clearer to explain our findings and discuss solutions to any problems with a live picture. In this manner, you are involved in the process and can understand everything that is being charted. Knowledge is power and we want every patient to be a part of the solutions that are chosen.
I present several solutions or several options for treating any particular problem. This approach allows me to accommodate patients who have particular desires. With every choice, I present the patient with the risks and benefits. The patient is given all the tools to make an informed decision. We plan a treatment together and if there is a need to phase treatment, then we discuss any limitations so the patient has a time-line to follow without compromising their health.