Your First Appointment:
A Guide to a Successful Visit At Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center
Visiting a dental office for the first time can be an intimidating experience for many people. However, it is a crucial step towards maintaining good oral health. The information below will guide you through the process of your first dental appointment at Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center and help you understand what to expect during the visit. Our goal is to ensure that you have a wonderful experience and leave the dental office with a better understanding of your oral health.
What to Expect During Your First Appointment:
Your first visit to Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center will typically involve a comprehensive examination of your oral health. This examination will include:
X-rays: X-rays are used to examine the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. They help identify any underlying issues that are not visible during a regular oral examination.
Thorough Cleaning: A thorough cleaning is performed to remove any plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth. This is done using special tools to remove any bacteria or debris that may be present on your teeth.
Oral Examination: A comprehensive oral examination is performed to check for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other issues. This examination will include an assessment of your teeth, gums, tongue, and throat.
Oral Cancer Screening: An oral cancer screening may be performed to check for any signs of oral cancer. This is done by examining your mouth and throat for any unusual growths or lesions.
What to Bring to Your Appointment:
We recommend that you bring the following items with you to your appointment:
Your Dental Insurance Card (if you have one): If you have dental insurance, be sure to bring your dental insurance card with you to your appointment. This will help ensure that any treatments you receive are covered by your insurance.
A List of Any Medications You Are Currently Taking: It is important to inform your dentist of any medications you are currently taking, as they may have an impact on your oral health or any treatments you may receive.
Any Medical Records Related to Your Oral Health: If you have any medical records related to your oral health, such as a previous dental examination report or X-rays, be sure to bring them with you to your appointment.
Your Completed Patient Forms and Paperwork (if applicable): If you have been provided with patient forms and paperwork to complete, be sure to fill them out and bring them with you to your appointment. This will help speed up the check-in process and ensure that your appointment goes smoothly.
Filling Out Patient Forms and Paperwork:
Filling out paperwork can be a tedious task, which is why many dental offices now offer their patients the option to complete their forms online. Our patient portal is easy to use and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. If you prefer to fill out your paperwork in-person, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to your appointment to ensure you have enough time.
Meet Our Team:
Shawn Monahan, DMD and our team of experienced dental professionals is dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care. From our friendly front desk staff to our skilled hygienists, we are committed to making your visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible.