What should you expect at your first visit with us?
Dr. Held and our team will review your medical and dental history to determine any risk factors as related to your oral care. After a blood pressure screening, Dr. Held will perform a thorough examination that consists of:
- A periodontal evaluation
- Oral cancer screening
- Occlusal assessment
- TMJ exam
- Decay analysis
- Assessment of existing restorations
Because some things simply can’t be seen during a clinical exam, digital radiographs help Dr. Held identify areas of bone loss, cavities, or abnormalities throughout the mouth and jaws.
Some patients may also be in need of a preventive cleaning. Our registered dental hygienist will clean your teeth using gentle ultrasonic instruments to loosen and lift tartar deposits. The teeth will then be polished to remove superficial stain. If necessary, we will discuss oral hygiene techniques and nutritional tips to improve the health of your gums and reduce the risk of oral disease.