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What can I expect in a check-up at the dentists office?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: First visit to

Your dentist is the most important one.
You want to be confident in the quality of care that your dentist provides. At first glance: welcoming reception area, a clean, neat office and friendly professional environment are often signs of a well-run dental office. After your exam, the dentist should present a treatment plan. Make sure that all your questions are answered. Have a nice experience.

In brief: First visit to

Your dentist is the most important one.
You want to be confident in the quality of care that your dentist provides. At first glance: welcoming reception area, a clean, neat office and friendly professional environment are often signs of a well-run dental office. After your exam, the dentist should present a treatment plan. Make sure that all your questions are answered. Have a nice experience.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dentist's need to be people caring also- many little things that they do can make you feel well cared for. Some offices have nitrous oxide to help you feel more relaxed, some have earphones and music for the patient, posters on the cieling- lots of litttle things
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Thorough exam

Exam, xrays, questions, anything else related to whatever was noticed during the exam.

In brief: Thorough exam

Exam, xrays, questions, anything else related to whatever was noticed during the exam.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Open wide...

For a typical dental visit one would expect a series of xrays for diagnostic purposes; then an oral examination and cleaning.
The dentist will check for cavities and gum disease(of course) and review what you need to do to insure you stay on the road to good oral health.

In brief: Open wide...

For a typical dental visit one would expect a series of xrays for diagnostic purposes; then an oral examination and cleaning.
The dentist will check for cavities and gum disease(of course) and review what you need to do to insure you stay on the road to good oral health.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. George Ayoub
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Full diagnosis

X-rays and exams are usually done.

In brief: Full diagnosis

X-rays and exams are usually done.
Dr. George Ayoub
Dr. George Ayoub
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In brief: Complete exam

The dentist will check your teeth and gums.
He will also check your bite and screen for oral cancer.

In brief: Complete exam

The dentist will check your teeth and gums.
He will also check your bite and screen for oral cancer.
Dr. William Ledford
Dr. William Ledford
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