X-rays allow dentists to see and interpret signs of
disease or potential problems that are not visible to
the naked eye.
Avoiding X-rays could result in an inaccurate diagnosis or incomplete treatment. If dental problems are found
and treated early, dental care is usually more comfortable and affordable.
At LifeLong Family Dentistry we are dedicated to providing excellent dental care. We believe in a patient centered dental experience. What does that mean? It means that our commitment is to have you, our patient involved in the decisions that will affect your dental health. To begin that process it is imperative that all dental conditions are identified and discussed with you.
At your first visit we will begin by exploring your concerns and goals for your dental health. We will then assess your current condition by reviewing your dental and medical histories, taking a complete set of radiographs, and a performing a comprehensive clinical examination. After this information is collected any conditions identified will be explained and discussed. Further, options available to correct any problems identified will be completely explained, so that you can make the best decision for yourself.
As you can see our new patient exam is an involved process and usually takes about an hour to complete. While it may seem complicated we feel it is vital for us to be able to discuss your care and develop a plan together. We commonly call your dental treatment plan your "road map" and believe that is a perfect analogy. We lay out the procedures needed and the number of visits necessary to complete your goals. From this information you will understand your dental needs, the time commitment necessary to complete your treatment, and the financial impact the proposed treatment will have.
Please take some time to download, save, and fill out the forms on the Patient Forms page, print them and bring them to your first appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.