Our practice is committed to providing you with the best possible night’s sleep. Also we want to provide you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.
Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.
During our sleep patient’s first visit we will discuss the advantages of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. We will answer all your questions about how the oral appliance works and what you should expect from it’s use. Most patients prefer to get their treatment started at their first visit. We’ll record a bite registration and take dental impressions at that time, and that way you will get your appliance as soon as possible and begin enjoying a better night’s sleep right away! (Your sleep partner will too!)
During our dental patient’s first visit, we will review your dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of your teeth and mouth. For many patients our hygienist will clean and polish your teeth, checking your teeth and gums for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis. Then Doctor Sandlin will meet with you to discuss your X-rays, help you create your own individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. Some patients may need to schedule a later appointment with the hygienist for their own particular treatment needs.
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:
- Your completed patient information forms
- Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.