What can I expect at my first dental visit?

Our team at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center works hard to ensure that your first visit with us is smooth and pleasant. Before your first appointment, our administrative team will be sure to gather important background information, such as your necessary contact and insurance details, the reason for your visit, etc.

Your first visit typically lasts about 90 minutes. This appointment includes:

  • Panoramic or 3D X-ray: As our dental professionals evaluate your current oral health, we may recommend one of two types of full X-rays. If you are relatively healthy, this will likely be a two-dimensional panoramic X-ray, which gives us a comprehensive view of all of the hard and soft tissue in your oral cavity. If you have had multiple root canals, signs of infection, or multiple missing teeth, we will likely recommend a three-dimensional cone beam scan, which provides us with all of the information we need to complete the proper treatment, such as dental implants, root canal treatment, or tooth extraction.

Once your hygienist has completed all of these steps, he or she will review all of the data we have gathered with the doctor. Dr. McFatter or Dr. Dozier will then provide you with recommendations on treatment, discuss your options with you, and answer any questions you have. Together, you and your dentist will determine a plan for your oral healthcare. We then tailor your treatment to accommodate your personal needs and preferences, and your appointment will proceed from there.

To learn more and to set up your first visit with our dentists in Thomasville, Georgia, we welcome you to contact us today at 1-800-521-7275.