Your First Visit
If you are in pain or have a dental emergency, give us a call. Often Dr. Nicholson can see a new patient on the same day, for a short appointment, to diagnose a problem or smooth a broken tooth.
For a comprehensive, new patient exam and dental cleaning, Dr. Nicholson allows about two hours for your first visit to our office. This comprehensive examination includes:
- Radiographic (x-ray) exam
- Oral cancer exam
- Gingival (gum) exam
- An assessment of TMJ function
- Occlusal (bite) evaluation
- Charting and assessment of existing restorations
- Examination of the teeth for cavities, fractures, and other problems
A dental cleaning with the hygienist will be done at this first appointment if the schedule allows.
As a courtesy to our patients, we will submit insurance claims on your behalf. In addition to filing your insurance benefit, our staff will make sure that you know the cost of the procedure you need prior to treatment. We will also discuss payment options with you, including a discount for cash on the day of service.
Now you can save time by completing your new patient forms prior to arriving for your appointment. Simply print the forms, complete them, and bring them along to your first visit.