FIRST DENTAL VISIT
Your initial dental checkup usually involves an examination of your dental health and review of your treatment options. Your dentist will check your teeth and oral tissues, assess tooth decay, and review your health information. The goal is to address your oral health and to make you feel comfortable with our office and staff.
Most of the time, your dental treatment can be done or started the same day as the consultation. Patients who have complex medical histories or extensive treatment plans may need a second appointment on another day.
Please come prepared to your appointment with the following information:
- Any x-rays from a previous dentist, if applicable
- A list of your current medications
- Your current dental insurance and the necessary completed forms as this will save time and help us process your claims
IMPORTANT: A parent/guardian must accompany patients who are under the age of 18.
Please let us know prior to treatment if you have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, or if you are currently taking any medication including heart medications, aspirin, or anticoagulant therapy.
If your previous dentist or physician took x-rays, you may request that copies be forwarded to our office. You may also pick them up and bring the x-rays with you to your appointment. We can take additional x-rays at our office if they are needed.
Meramec Family Dentistry provides comprehensive, affordable dental care in Arnold, MO. Contact us today!