On your child’s first visit, we usually perform a complete oral exam. Many times we will clean the teeth, apply topical fluoride and may take x-rays that allow the doctor to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay.
The initial visit also involves getting your child’s medical history. When you share your child’s medical history with our doctors, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information. It is also important to inform our team of any fears your child may have about dental treatment. The information collected in your first visit will help our doctors select the safest and most effective method of treatment for your child.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as NEEDLE, PULL, DRILL or HURT. The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.