Your First Visit
Many of our new patients have not been to the dentist for a while. But even if you’re up to date on your routine checkups and cleanings, are you sure your dentist is doing all he or she can to keep your whole body healthy?
The first time you visit us at Everlasting Smiles, we will discuss your health history, past dental experiences, and any related anxieties you may have about dental care. To help us serve you best, we need to know what your expectations and needs are for treatment. Urgent concerns, like pain or a broken tooth, will be addressed immediately!
We Don’t Rush Your Care
Please reserve approximately 90 minutes of your time for your first visit with us. First, we will take a set of x-rays to provide a total view of your entire mouth, including the roots and bones. A periodontal exam will follow to evaluate your gum health, bone levels, and screen for periodontitis. If your gums have no swelling or deep pockets, we will continue with a preventive cleaning. Finally, Dr. Ma will determine whether you need any type of restorative treatment and even show you our findings with a high resolution intraoral camera!
The Building Blocks of Overall Health
Evidence of gum disease or inflammation will make us take a different approach. Before regular oral care, your gums need to be healthy.
The same day you visit, we’ll perform a full debridement and schedule a deep cleaning for another day. After all, your gums are the foundation of your entire smile! Keeping them healthy is important to your cardiovascular health and overall wellness.
Save Time Before You Arrive
Do you dislike spending twenty minutes filling out paperwork when all you want is to see the dentist? Our new patient forms are available online right here so you can fill them out in the convenience of your own home!
Give our Palm Beach Gardens office a call to schedule today.