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What to Expect With Your First Trip to the Dentist

There is no denying that visiting the dentist on a routine basis is important for any individual and it is something that any person will need to do on a routine basis. A professional dentist will not only be able to help you clean your teeth but they will be able to help you make sure that your entire oral cavity is staying healthy and well taken care of. With this in mind, you will want to make sure that you are visiting a dentist around twice a year to get the care that you need. After all, you only get one set of full adult teeth. However, while many people do know how important it is to visit a dentist routinely, there are many who are simply not going to the dentist anymore.

If you are deciding to go to a new dentist and it has been a while since you have seen a dental professional then you may be nervous or unsure of what to expect with this visit to the dentist. While every dentist is different, here are a few things that you can expect with this experience that may make you feel more at ease.

Most dentists will start with an examination of your overall oral health before recommending any type of treatment or moving forward with any type of procedure. A quality dentist who understands your nerves and who will want to make you feel more at ease will take you on a tour of their office first and let you know about all of the tools and techniques that they use daily so that you are more comfortable before they begin.

Typically when getting an oral health examination, a dentist will be providing you with a periodontal evaluation of your gum tissue and your ligaments. They will do a full mouth cancer screening and they will do a full radiographic evaluation. A dentist will typically also do a cosmetic evaluation of your teeth as well as a TMJ evaluation. After the examination, the dentist will likely develop a plan to help return your mouth to its healthiest state possible, or to its most cosmetically appealing state possible and they will speak with you about their recommended course of action whether its surgery or cleanings twice a year. The process is simple and straightforward and can have you on the road to a healthy mouth. All you have to do is pay a visit to a local dentist to get started.


At Keith Rudolph DDS you can find out more about what to expect with your first visit to the dentist. This dental professional has been in the business for years and has been serving the Wilton area with the utmost dedication.