Your First Visit.
Your first visit will involve a complete review of your oral health. This includes an extra-oral examination, intra-oral examination, evaluation of your periodontal health, condition of existing tooth restorations, presence of new tooth disease, and overall oral health state.
Your Dental History Is Important To Us
If you have been under the care of a dentist regularly, then we encourage you to acquire your most recent set of radiographs before coming to our office. This can be relevant in reducing or preventing redundant and unnecessary diagnostic radiographs.
Get a Cleaning on Your First Visit.
Ideally, we try to clean your teeth on your first visit. We value your time as a patient and feel it is important for every patient t be motivated around today's optimal oral health maintenance and prevention methods.
At the forefront of our oral health goals is saving the teeth you have and maintaining them for a lifetime. With the proper maintenance programs, healthy diet/behavior practices, and positive lifestyle habits you can maintain a healthy mouth.
Hygiene Care Kit
Includes a Toothbrush, Toothpaste, and Dr. Diorio's personalized patient-centered Nutrition Book.
We are excited to meet you. At your first visit you can expect to have a comprehensive evaluation performed. This will include the following
a review of your medical and dental histories
an extra-oral exam of your facial muscles, TMJ, thyroid, and a screening for any lymph node swellings
an intra-oral exam to evaluate your soft tissue for any pathology, lesions, or oral cancer.
a set of x-rays and a complete radiographic examination
a full assessment of your teeth and surrounding gum tissue
After collecting the necessary information for a complete diagnosis, I will explain any issues and help you choose options for your treatment. If there is time, we may clean your teeth during this appointment.
We respect your time, and in return, we expect you to respect ours. We ask that you please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete any necessary medical/dental forms before you are seen by the doctor. We will make sure you are seen promptly for your scheduled appointment.
If you have any questions, please contact us directly to help you better understand any concerns you may have.