Your initial appointment usually will consist a thorough and complete comprehensive examination that will take at least an hour to an hour and a half. Dr. Glass will use a combination of x-rays, photographs and visual exams as tools for your diagnosis. Dr. Glass will evaluate your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth for any signs or evidence of disease to determine your hygiene needs. We thoroughly explain and discuss our finding and necessary treatment. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your examination:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.