What to Expect at Your Latest Dental Visit
Visiting the dentist, while a seemingly simple appointment, is something that countless people dread! Whether it’s the uncertainty of your results or due to previously difficult experiences, these moments may keep you from taking the next step and scheduling your appointment. The goal of our Santa Rosa dentist is to give you the healthiest and happiest smile possible. Below, we’ll break down what patients should expect when visiting our office.
Before Your Visit
We want everyone to feel as comfortable and prepared as possible before their visit to our office, so there are helpful steps to take that will put you at ease before you even walk through our doors!
We encourage patients to ask as many questions as they would like to put your mind at ease when it comes to your appointment. From how long a cleaning and exam typically takes for a first visit in a long time to inquiring about your current insurance, there are numerous things that patients may not have the answers to, and we are here to help. When it comes to paperwork, we will either guide you to our online forms or send you copies to print and fill out in the comfort of your own home. If you have any concerns about the contents of the forms, don’t hesitate to ask us!
During Your Visit
Once you’re called back for your appointment, our Santa Rosa dentist will meet with you to take a look at your teeth and gums. During this time, we’re checking out how your teeth have been since your last appointment. X-rays will almost always be necessary to see what’s lying underneath your smile since our team can’t see everything about your smile with the naked eye. Most dental issues can be spotted early with the help of x-rays, so without them, some dental problems may be irreversible if they go unaddressed for too long!
If you’re experiencing any dental pain during your appointment, please let us know right away. We want to give you the best possible experience – your comfort is just as important to us as your dental health.
During your cleaning, our hygienists will thoroughly exam and clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth to get rid of the built-up plaque and bacteria. We recommend visiting our office every six months so this build up doesn’t get out of control and can be better and easier removed during your appointments.
If there are any other issues brought up by our team, we’ll thoroughly discuss them with you and when the best time to return to our office is.
After Your Visit
After you’ve finished your cleaning, it’s important to schedule your next appointment! That gives you the best choice of appointment dates and times, as well as eliminates the possibility of forgetting to schedule it in the future. It’s quick and efficient to do it right after your appointment before leaving the office. Be sure to jot down the date and time in your phones and calendars with reminders, so once the time approaches, you’ll have just enough time to prepare for your routine visit.
If you have any questions about your future appointments or other services we offer at our practice, don’t hesitate to give our Santa Rosa dentist a call at (707) 571-7890 and we’ll happily assist you in any and all of your concerns.