Your initial appointment will consist of a comprehensive oral and dental exam, which includes digital radiographs and photographs as necessary. This includes an overview of your general and oral health, assessment of tooth decay and evaluation of gum disease. Dr. Gogate will discuss your dental health and concerns and questions you may have about your teeth and gums. Once a diagnosis is reached, you will be presented with recommended treatment options. Sometimes it is possible to start your treatment at this visit.
If you have had Xrays taken within 6 months of your visit, please request your previous dentist to forward your Xrays to our office. If this is not possible, we can take a new set at our office. As our office is fully digital, there is minimal risk from retaking Xrays.
The professional ultrasonic or hand scaling (cleaning) involves removal of calculus (tartar), plaque and teeth polishing, and home care instructions.
Please inform our staff at your first visit, if you have any serious medical conditions, allergies to latex or other materials, taking anticoagulants or bisphosphonates and if you have been asked by your physician to be pre-medicated before any dental procedures.
A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.