On a patient's first visit to our practice, we are going to do a thorough evaluation of their medical history and their past dental history. We will usually start by taking their blood pressure and also take what necessary x-rays that we need. Some people bring their x-rays from their previous dentist, which is fine. Then we do a periodontal screening where we do six readings around each tooth to check for pockets. Then we also do an oral cancer exam, which usually we use the VELscope which is a device that screens for oral cancer. Then I will check each tooth and come up with a treatment plan and then the hygienist will provide a cleaning for the patient.
Making it easy for you to get the dental care you need is the mission of Hellertown Dental Group. There should not be any more hassle added to your life; you surely have more than enough already. Before you visit us, you can browse our website to get acquainted with the exam and cleaning process, check out our smile gallery, and read some of our patient reviews. To make your trip to Hellertown Dental Group easier, you can access your new patient forms online. Just print them out and bring them with you to your first appointment.