There are many things that we are new to in life and we don’t know what we are going to experience until it actually happens. No one knows how they will react to certain things, until those certain things surface and they are acted upon. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just know what to expect even though you haven’t ever experienced such a thing. Well going to a dentist’s office for the first time can be quite a nervous experience if you don’t know what to expect. Here are a few things that you can be ready to expect at your first dental appointment.
The first thing that any physician usually wants from their patient is their medical history. Knowing what you have been through medically previously is something that the doctor really needs to know before being able to actually tend to the patient. You wouldn’t want your doctor prescribing you something that you can’t take with diabetes, if you have diabetes.
Actual Meeting with Dentist
This is probably the most obvious of the expectations that you would have when you first go to a dentist. You have to meet the person that will be working on your teeth for however many years to come. As long as they are friendly, cheerful, and inattentive to what is going on, you will be fine.
The dentist will sometimes do a visual check of your teeth. To make sure that you do not have any sort of cavities or diseases the dentist will take a look with a mirror and other various utensils (probe, diagnodent, intra-oral camera, x-ray). Don’t worry, not shots are coming out on this step.
As the dentist and their assistants are taking a look at your teeth, they will be charting every bit of information that they can of your teeth to better understand what is going in there. You want a dentist to take a good look at your mouth and record everything that he/she is catching on to.
When you walk into the office of Dr. Marilyn K Jones these are things that you should expect the first time. Not only should you expect these things, but you should also expect great top notch service. The staff will be something that you have yet to see in any other office, and Dr. Jones herself is so knowledgeable in her field that you will be swept away. Give her office a call today to set up an appointment at the next available date.
Call our office now at (713) 785-7767 to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to meeting you and earning your trust.