Your first visit will be primarily with the doctor and should last about 1 to 1.5 hours. You will fill out your health history, and we will take appropriate x-rays. Then Dr. Avery or Dr. Ariana will perform a thorough examination of your entire mouth, including an oral cancer screening and an exam of the supporting structure of your teeth. If necessary, we will also evaluate your smile in a more detailed manner. The doctor will explain all of the findings to you, and show you the x-rays and any pictures of your mouth that are taken. If you have treatment needs or desires, you will have plenty of time to discuss this. We want to give you all of the information needed to help you make educated decisions about your mouth. If necessary, a treatment plan will be created and explained to you. If you have dental insurance, we will provide an estimate of what your dental insurance will cover. We can also offer financing options to help pay for your treatment. If you would like your teeth cleaned or have an emergency area, we will likely be able to address that at your first appointment.
Once you are an established patient at Mint Dental, we are available for you in case of dental emergencies. You can contact us by the regular office number both day and night, and we will make every effort to address your concerns. If we are out of town or unavailable, we will provide you with the contact information of another dentist that we trust to assist you in the appropriate manner.