WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Pankey Institute and Dawson Academy
Our Comprehensive Dental Offices
Where Do We Start?
We start off our Comprehensive Exams with any necessary x-rays, and individual photos of each tooth. Then measurements are taken for your jaw relations. In other words, we are getting a base line look at how your jaw is currently functioning. We look for cavities and an Oral Cancer exam is done as well. This is not just a visual exam, but done with palpation of the face, neck, chin and back of head.
Next, we set up a consultation appointment. At this appointment, all of our findings will be discussed with you. You are important! These are your teeth and we will not perform any treatment until you are informed of your options. Dr. Jeff or Dr. Trent will go over your treatment options and help you set priorities. Of course, any infection, pain or emergency type of treatment moves to the front of the priority list. Secondly, we set up a list of any other treatment and set priorities with the patient.