Comprehensive Dental Exams in Crofton Maryland
Your first visit to our office is the most important one. It gives both of us an opportunity to get to know each other. Establishing a good relationship is vital to achieving our common goals of improving and maintaining your dental health.
For some patients, the first visit is an emergency or a specific urgent concern. Of course, we will attend to the emergency situation first and make you comfortable.
If there is not an emergency concern, the first visit typically involves taking any necessary x-rays, a comprehensive exam, diagnosis, and treatment planning. This takes approximately one hour. This time is necessary to accomplish several goals.
After taking the necessary x-rays, Dr. Stoute will sit down with you to discuss your concerns and desires of improving your dental health. He will review your x-rays along with your medical and dental histories. Next we will take a tour of your mouth using an intra-oral video camera. You will be able to see your teeth from a whole new perspective on a television monitor. Dr. Stoute will then do a thorough evaluation of your oral health. This will include an examination of all of the “soft tissues” including an oral cancer screening and evaluation of the supporting gums. Each tooth will be examined for decay or defective restorations. Dr. Stoute will then discuss and outline a plan for any recommended treatment. If your condition requires complex planning, a separate consultation, or “review of findings,” may be needed. There is no additional charge for this visit.
Once a treatment plan has been proposed, you will receive a computerized printout of the involved treatment along with the associated fees. You will also receive a customized Financial Options form detailing the payment methods available through our office.
Please note that typically a “cleaning” is not done during the first visit. Experience has shown us that every patient’s needs are different. We cannot anticipate what kind of cleaning a patient needs or how much time is required without an examination. In order to provide the best treatment possible, the appropriate amount of time should be reserved for preventive care. After the first visit, cleaning and checkups will be done at the same time.
Schedule with us today!
Give us a call at (410) 721-0900 or schedule your free consultation. During the consultation, we will further inform you on the technique, how it works, pricing, and if it is the right choice of treatment for you. Pricing varies depending on the severity of your case, and the length of treatment.
We look forward to meeting you at your first visit!