As with most new situations, it feels better and more reassuring to be informed and prepared before you make your first visit to a dentist office. Here’s what you can expect during your first visit to Hillsborough Smiles Family & Implant Dentistry, your dental professionals in Hillsborough, NJ.
We’ll want to get to know you during your first visit. This means taking your medical and dental history, including any allergies, as well as your insurance information, so be sure to have that handy for your first appointment. We’ll also want to know about your preferences and any special needs you might have. For example, the first visit is a great time to let us know about dental anxiety, if it’s an issue for you. That way, we can meet your needs promptly during each visit.
Feel free to ask questions during this first visit – it’s also an opportunity for you to get to know us. Whether you have questions about your oral health or the services we offer, we want to help keep you informed the best we can and ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable in our offices.
In addition to paperwork and history-taking, a comprehensive dental exam will be part of your first visit. This will include an oral examination, full-mouth digital x-rays, an oral cancer screening, and a teeth cleaning. This will be followed by a consultation with one of our dentists to discuss any concerns that came up during the exam, as well as needs, goals, and treatment options. Our team will also be happy to provide you or your family with oral hygiene instruction, if needed.
To make things as easy as possible for you, we accept a variety of forms of payment at Hillsborough Smiles. This includes most types of insurance, all major credit cards, and cash and check. Feel free to contact us prior to your appointment if you have any questions or concerns regarding payment.
At Hillsborough Smiles, we are happy to welcome adults and children alike and help maintain their oral health in Hillsborough, NJ. Whether you’re simply switching dentists or haven’t seen a dental professional in years, we look forward to helping you work toward managing healthy teeth and gums.
Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications.
Next, full-mouth x-rays and a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaws, will be performed, including a non-invasive oral cancer screening.
And if you haven’t been to a dentist in a long while, please don’t worry. You’ve made a important decision – no need to feel guilty!
Once your entire exam is completed, our dentists will talk with you about their findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you the smile you need in a timeframe you can afford.
Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort is as well. So, come in, recline, and unwind – you’re in great hands.