During your first visit you will be introduced to the office through our Comprehensive Oral Examination. This detailed examination is the foundation of our relationship and therefore we place a great deal of importance on this visit. After a complete review of your medical and dental health history and a review of any questions or concerns you may have we will begin a series of steps to gather a complete picture of your current oral health. This will include digital radiographs (x-rays), digital pictures, examination of your jaw joints (TMJ) and the associated muscles, examination of hard and soft tissues of the mouth, and an oral cancer screening. In cases where there are complex treatment needs we will often recommend having study models made to assist Dr. Marsh in the planning and treatment of your case.
After this information is gathered and some preliminary assessment is made, all effort will be made to complete a dental cleaning at this appointment. Depending on the presence and severity of any periodontal disease (gum disease) a more thorough cleaning may be necessary and may need to be scheduled for another visit.