What to Expect for Your First Visit
Your initial appointment will last about an hour or an hour and a half. After completing paperwork for registration, our practice will review your medical history, take any necessary x-rays and evaluate the health of your teeth and gums.
If your gums are healthy and no periodontal treatment is needed our hygienist will clean and polish your teeth. After your professional cleaning, Dr. Cunningham will do a comprehensive dental examination and discuss your health history, dental history, immediate pain and concerns, and long-term goals.
With advanced diagnostic technology, Dr. Cunningham will evaluate your entire mouth – teeth, gums, occlusion, jaw joints, and soft tissues. A head and neck evaluation, oral cancer screening, and gum disease assessment will complete your checkup. Dr. Cunningham will review all of the information we gather, and you will be encouraged to become an active participant in treatment planning. Please ask questions and share your thoughts so that we can create a custom dental care plan that makes you feel confident and comfortable.
Before you leave the office, we’ll schedule your next appointment.