Your First Visit
Your first visit to our dental office typically includes an X-ray that allows us to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay.
The initial visit involves a review of your medical history. When you share your medical history, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform our office if you have experienced recent hospitalization, surgery, or have recently been ill.
Also, let us know the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking — whether prescription or over-the-counter products — and the name of your physician. Inform us of any changes in your health or medications.
This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
We encourage regular checkups for individuals age four and up. Regular checkups are important to:
Check for dental, oral, problems you might not see or feel
Find early signs of decay
Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable
Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by one of our doctors. During the oral exam, Dr. Farnam or Dr. Melanie will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. The doctor will also check your existing fillings and tooth restorations, because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.
Regular checkup appointments typically last about 45 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and we ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.
Find out what to expect on your first dental office visit. Call FMS Dental today to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Rice Village, River Oaks, Heights, Bellaire, Midtown, Downtown, Greenway, Lakewood Church, TX.