What Happens at a First Dental Visit?

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Your Livonia Dentist | Daws Dental 

Your smile and your self-confidence go hand-in-hand. The health benefits of enhancing your smile are much more than skin-deep. You deserve a dentist and dental team that strives to change lives. Join Dr. Daws at Daws Dental for a smile evaluation. 

After one consultation, you will completely understand that your comfort and care are our priority and that a significant life change is just a visit or two away.

You are unique, and so our practice offers comprehensive, convenient services perfect for you. 

Before the Dental Visit

Your visit to the dentist starts before the date of your appointment. While scheduling an appointment with your dentist in Livonia for the first time, you may be asked to gather some information regarding your medical history. This info is vital for Dr. Daws to understand any past oral health issues and your overall health.

Some examples that could be crucial to know may be any implantable medical devices, past surgical procedures, or chronic medical conditions. This information is essential to know to provide the best care for you.

To ensure you receive the treatment you need, one of our friendly team members will oversee the schedules for the dentist and hygienists. You can count on them to assist you with treatment plans and payment options. They will also work with you and your dental insurance providers to maximize your benefits and make the road to a new smile comfortable for you.

During the Dental Visit

While your exact schedule varies on the nature of the visit, a routine check-up will start with you comfortably seated in a state-of-the-art dental chair. When ready, our highly trained dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth. 

Deep teeth cleanings help to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth that may otherwise cause cavities and tooth decay. In addition, your hygienist will floss in between your teeth to eliminate any plaque your toothbrush could not reach. Following that, we highly recommend getting a fluoride treatment to help strengthen teeth, reduce tooth decay and fight bad breath.

Dr. Daws Arrives

Dr. Daws arrives and will evaluate your teeth. He’ll take the time to get to know you and gain an understanding of your concerns and goals.

During your dental check, Dr. Daws will:

  • – Review medical and dental history
  • – Discuss your concerns, and your oral health goals
  • – Perform an oral cancer screening, read more here
  • – Conduct a tooth-by-tooth assessment for decay 
  • – Assess existing dental work
  • – Check for signs of periodontal disease 
  • – Check if your top and bottom teeth fit together correctly
  • – Evaluate your TMJ joints (read more here) and jaw muscles
  • – Take a complete set of digital X-rays, if needed
  • – Create diagnostic study casts of your mouth, if needed

If cavities are present, Dr. Daws may ask if you want them filled during the visit. Suppose there are questionable areas on the surfaces of the teeth. In that case, he may offer a sealant treatment to reinforce the structure. 

If there are issues with the gums, Dr. Daws will make recommendations regarding how best to care for them to prevent periodontal disease. Of course, he will also encourage you to continue to take good care of your teeth and maybe give you a few dental hygiene tips.

This moment is the best time for you to ask any questions you may have. It is also a great time to talk with Dr. Daws about anything that may be bothering you about your smile. 

Many people are not content with their smiles. But you must understand that most people are not born with perfect Hollywood teeth. This is where cosmetic dentistry procedures come in. 

Dr. Daws can correct crooked teeth, close gaps, fix chipped teeth and replace missing teeth with dental implants. He can provide teeth whitening for stained or discolored teeth and even correct “gummy” smiles. You can finally have the smile you have always wanted. Your goals, concerns, and financial comfort level are considered when we tailor a treatment plan for your smile.

Choose Your Livonia Dentist for Your First Dental Visit

Remember Daws Dental team only wants what is best for their patients. Our dental office has a convenient location in Livonia, Michigan, and provides a comfortable environment and a ‘no judgment’ zone. Our passion is helping our patients achieve optimal oral health. 

Preparing for your appointment will save you time and allow us to make your first visit to your Livonia dental office the best experience. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our office. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (248) 777-7542 or email us.