Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. Usually, treatment can be done or started the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
What to Bring
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable. Patients may request that the previous office forward them to our office, and If a patient needs help locating current x-rays, we are happy to help. Extra forms and processing time may apply.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, we will collect all needed insurance information at the initial phone call. This allows us to verify your benefits in order to do our best to discover what dental benefits your insurance provides for you. Please bring the necessary completed forms with you to your appointment. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial joints, artificial heart valves, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, blood thinner, etc.).
What to expect
Your first visit will include a Comprehensive Examination. During this visit a certified team member and Dr. Langley will gather information about your dental health, and screen for dental diseases, including tooth decay and periodontal disease. The typical examination will also include:
- Oral cancer screening
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) function
- Q&A with the doctor covering any dental education that is needed
- Prophylaxis – a cleaning for patients without gingivitis or other periodontal diseases