First Visit Expectations
If you're like most patients you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist. Below is an overview of what you can expect when visiting Deschutes River Dentistry.
Let's get to know each other
Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our team. In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.
Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications.
Next, full-mouth x-rays and a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaws, will be performed, including a non-invasive oral cancer screening.
Your initial visit is an information gathering appointment for you and our team. You will not have your teeth "cleaned" during this visit.
You're in great hands
And if you haven’t been to a dentist in a long while, please don’t worry. You’ve made a important decision – no need to feel guilty!
Once your entire exam is completed, Drs. Edwards and Lasley will talk with you about their findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you the smile you need in a timeframe you can afford.
Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort is as well. So, come in, recline, and unwind – you’re in great hands.