Your First Dental Exam At Lakota Premier Dental

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Thank you for choosing Lakota Premier Dental for your dental health needs. Your care and comfort is our top priority. To prepare for your first visit to our office, please read this page. Many of your questions will be answered here. At Lakota Premier Dental, you can expect to receive friendly, personalized attention from every member of our team. We strive to make your first visit a pleasant one!

Please bring to your first dental exam appointment:

  • Complete new patient forms online
  • Insurance card/information
  • List of current medications and medical conditions
  • X-rays taken in the last 6 months (if available)

Comprehensive Evaluation

Your first dental exam visit includes a comprehensive dental exam in which our doctor will talk to you about your dental and medical history and note any questions or concerns you may have. Many health conditions are indicated in the mouth and can affect oral health, so your medical information is very important in diagnosing issues with your teeth, gums and mouth.

During your first visit, we will:

  • Take full mouth x-rays to identify any current problems and to use as a baseline on future visits to detect early signs of problems. The American Dental Association recommends getting a full series every three years.
  • Assess gum condition and health.
  • Examine teeth for cavities and condition of old dental restorations.
  • Perform a head and neck exam, including salivary glands and lymph nodes, for swelling or other abnormalities.
  • Screen for oral cancer and TMJ (jaw joint).
  • Clean and polish your teeth.

Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

After completing the dental checkup and teeth cleaning, our doctor will talk to you about the findings, discuss a regular dental checkup schedule and dental treatment plan (if needed), so we can answer any questions or concerns you may have. If treatments require a specialist, we’ll give you a referral.

Patients Under 18 Years of Age:
Please note that patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all visits. We want to meet with both of you to discuss the dental exam findings and treatments, and to address your questions and concerns.

Your first dental exam at Lakota Premier Dental will be a comprehensive dental checkup in which our dentist will talk to you about your dental and medical history.