Your first visit at our dental office
At Portland.Dental, our dentist and dental staff are committed to providing each patient with positive, effective dental care treatment. To help your visit go smoothly, we have compiled a list of important items and information to bring with you for your first appointment, as well as a description of what to expect during your visit.
What to Expect
Your first visit will include a full dental examination, during which we will evaluate your oral health. If you do not have x-rays that are up to date, we will also take a set of x-rays so that we can properly diagnose any issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye. X-rays are useful for noting the condition of the jaw, sinuses, and teeth and tissue below the gum line. These images are crucial for providing comprehensive dental care that effectively addresses your unique needs.
Once your exam is complete, our dentist can prescribe dental services treatment and schedule you for your first cleaning. Some patients receive a standard cleaning to thoroughly cleanse all surfaces of the teeth of plaque and other buildup. Other patients may require a more intensive treatment to address cavities, tooth pain, diseased gums, or other dental problems. With your x-rays and complete evaluation, we can prescribe the treatment necessary to optimize your dental health.
What to Bring
We will gather important information from you during your first visit that will help us to best serve your needs. To ensure that we are able to provide the best care possible, please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- Medical history forms or information
- If you have insurance, bring your dental insurance information, including your insurance card, social security number, and a valid form of identification
- Method of payment for your visit (get financing)
- A list of questions or concerns that you may have regarding your treatment
We have also made our New Patient Form available online for your convenience. To shorten your waiting time, please print out this form, fill it out in its entirety, and bring it with you on the day of your visit.
Portland.Dental is prepared to assist you in ensuring that you have a positive first experience. Please feel free to familiarize yourself with our staff before your visit by visiting our staff page. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your dental care, our dental services, dental appointment or treatment, contact us today at (503) 272-6300.