A new patient visit can help learn more about the practice and also to ensure whether it meets the specific expectations of the patients. At Louis E. Paulerio, D.D.S., we aim at creating healthy as well as beautiful smiles. With regular dental checkups, you can maintain your overall health and wellbeing.
If you are a new patient, you can think of all the questions and doubt you have about your oral health. We will be really happy to answer them and also help you determine the right dental treatment to help you achieve the smile of your dream.
What involves in New Patient Exams?
During New Patient Examination, we usually do the following procedures:
We will conduct a thorough dental examination of your whole mouth, including teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, jawbone, or lips, to find any signs of oral concerns.
Check Your Medical History
Your medical history is essential to assess your dental health. If you consume any medications, you should share all about them with us so that we can treat you with utmost care. We assure to keep all these pieces of information confidential.
We will use low-radiation digital X-rays to take a look at your jawbone density and detect signs of other dental problems.
If your gums bleed while brushing teeth, then it might be the beginning stage of gum disease. i.e., gingivitis. We will probably recommend you set another appointment to undergo a deep dental cleaning procedure.
Oral Cancer Screening
We examine your mouth to find and identify white patches, lesions, or bumps, as they are early signs of oral cancer. If there is any, then we will suggest the steps to be taken; otherwise, we will educate you on the preventive measures.
We will use intraoral cameras to take images of your mouth to have a clear understanding of your dental structure and determine the right treatment option for your dental issue.
If you are looking for a dentist who can look into the dental care of your whole family, we encourage you to call us at (619) 223-3811 to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Louis Paulerio.