From the moment we answer your first phone call, our focus is on you – getting to know you, discover what you need, and find out how we can best and most efficiently meet your expectations. If you need help with a specific dental problem, we work hard to get you into our office the day you call. If you are scouting for a new dentist and want to start with our comprehensive new patient exam and cleaning, we can get you in quickly for that as well.
Once you arrive, we will show you around the office and introduce you to your hygienist who will begin your exam. This part of the exam will involve intraoral photos, x-rays, and a periodontal charting during which we measure your gum pockets and evaluate for possible signs of gum disease. Once the hygienist’s exam is completed, either Dr. Ohnezeit or Dr. Cronk will come in to talk to you and complete the exam which includes examining your head and neck, your teeth, and your soft tissues, checking for signs of damage, decay, infection, oral cancer, and even symptoms of TMJ disorder. The doctor will also look over your intraoral photos, x-rays, and gum-health assessment.
If we find any problems or issues, we will discuss your options and co-plan a treatment direction. We also take plenty of time with you – with no instruments in your mouth – allowing you to ask questions, bring up concerns, and express your desires for your smile.
We always explain everything in as much depth as you are willing to let us. We believe knowledge is power and have a variety of educational resources to help you be as informed about your oral health as you want to be.