When you schedule your initial appointment, expect to spend a little extra time with our Westchester dentists. Proper dental care includes taking into account your whole body health; many physical conditions can affect your teeth, gums, and mouth, just as your basic oral health can affect your overall wellbeing. Your initial exam will include a private discussion to discuss all of your dental concerns and needs with your primary care dentist, and your medical history will be reviewed.
In addition to your medical history and a verbal discussion of your needs and concerns, a comprehensive clinical examination will be performed. This exam can include any or all of the following diagnostic aids:
Following your examination, an additional consultation will be performed to explain both the clinical findings and your treatment options. In some cases, treatment can be started on the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require a second appointment to provide you with a more extensive treatment planning conference, and several appointments may be needed to complete the recommended plan of treatment.
You can make your initial examination and consultation flow more smoothly by providing the following information at the time of your first appointment:
PLEASE NOTE: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.