Your First Visit
A visit to the dentist can put you on a path towards a beautiful smile and good oral health. Taking care of any problems today will help you avoid serious and expensive health issues down the road. That's why at Fusion Dental we are here to help you have a convenient, stress-free experience during your first visit and every visit thereafter!
What to Bring
- Your current dental insurance card.
- Legal photo ID.
- Completed patient registration forms; you can find them here. It's always good to arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment to take care of the forms.
- X-rays (if applicable). X-rays from a previous dentist should be forwarded to our office. Please contact the previous office and authorize the x-rays be electronically sent to your Fusion Dental office at the email address they provide.
- A list of your current medications.
What to Expect
- When you arrive, you'll be greeted by our front office staff who will review your forms and coordinate your visit with the clinical team.
- Your initial appointment typically includes a comprehensive review of your dental condition and concerns, a review of your health history, and an examination by your dentist. Additional treatment, including your dental cleaning, may be the same day or scheduled for a future date. This careful approach allows us to properly diagnose and thoughtfully plan any needed procedures.
Dental History and Examination
When it is time for your appointment, you will be seated in an examination room. You will meet the assistant, who will review your dental history and concerns, your health history and take any x-rays ordered by the dentist. You will then meet the dentist, who will perform a comprehensive examination which includes:
- Discussion about your medical and dental history.
- Review of all available x-rays.
- Clinical examination that includes oral cancer screening and occlusion (bite).
- A tooth-by-tooth check for decay, failing fillings or fractures.
- An assessment of periodontal (gum) health to evaluate bone and soft tissue support for the teeth.
The dentist will discuss your current oral health status, as well as your short-term and long-term dental goals. He or she will explain any recommended treatments and answer any questions you have. A written estimate for recommended treatment and any alternatives will be provided. Additional treatment may be performed the same day if convenient for you and time allows.