The first appointment with a new patient is very important, not just for building the relationship between our dental office in Brooklyn, NY, and our patients, but also for gathering information to establish an oral health baseline. It gives us a good starting point to work from to help us determine what services you’ll need to achieve good oral health, whether it is just a simple tooth cleaning or a more specialized treatment. Our goal at New Leaf Dental is to get to know our patients and to get them what they need to enjoy good oral health.
The first part of your visit will consist of our team gathering information about your medical and dental history. We will review this information and take special note of any dental concerns you may have had in the past, such as root canal therapy or frequent cavities. We will also note any symptoms you may currently be experiencing, like a toothache or sore gums. We will aim to keep detailed records of your visits at our dental office in Brooklyn to ensure that you receive the most appropriate dental services to promote your health.
After we have gathered sufficient information about you as a patient, we will proceed with a thorough clinical examination. This portion will include an oral cancer screening, a periodontal evaluation, and a thorough examination of your teeth, including an analysis of your bite, the supporting structures of the teeth, and the complete orofacial area. You will likely also have x-rays taken at this time so that we can have a record of the status of your teeth at the time of your first visit with us.
This first visit to New Leaf Dental is very important in building a good relationship between you and our team of dental professionals. Our staff always aims to create a comfortable and welcoming environment and will do everything they can to make sure that you feel comfortable during your visit. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, whether it is related to your own oral health, oral care advice in general, or the health of your family.