What To Expect At Your New Patient Dental Visit

Regular visits to Dr. Brian Peters and Dr. Wayne Graber at Bear Brook Commons Dental Group in Marlboro, NJ, are essential for a healthy smile. New patients meet with the dentist and staff and receive thorough examinations during initial visits.

What happens at a new patient dental visit?

Before you visit the dental office, it's a good idea to print and fill out the new patient information, medical history, and patient agreement forms from the website. Completing these forms in advance will save time once you arrive at the dental office. Be sure to have your dental insurance information handy too. The office will need to check your plan to determine the amount of coverage it offers for various treatments and procedures.

New patients of the Marlboro, NJ dental office can expect:

  • A Discussion of Your Oral and Health History: Your dentist takes a look at the patient information and medical history forms with you before performing an examination. He'll review previous dental procedures and conditions, any health conditions or diseases you may have, and the medications you take. This is the perfect time to discuss any problems you're having with your teeth and gums and learn about cosmetic procedures that could improve the appearance of your smile.
  • X-rays: X-rays help your dentist spot tooth decay, dying nerves, new cavities under fillings, bone loss or bone changes, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts, and other problems.
  • An Examination: Your dentist examines your mouth and looks for signs of cavities and gum disease. Examinations also help dentists find cracks in teeth, loose fillings, damaged or worn dental restorations, and other issues. If your dentist does find a problem, he'll recommend a treatment plan. Before you leave the dental office, you'll schedule another appointment for your treatment.
  • An Oral Cancer Screening: Oral cancer affects more than 50,000 people every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Unfortunately, symptoms of this type of cancer can be very subtle. During your examination, your dentist conducts an oral cancer screening and looks for signs of cancer, which can include slow healing sores, lumps or bumps, swollen or crusty areas, or white or red patches in your mouth.
  • A Professional Dental Cleaning: Removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums during a professional cleaning offers a simple way to reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

New patients are always welcome at the Marlboro, NJ, office of Dr. Peters and Dr. Graber. Call (732) 591-8555 to make an appointment at Bear Brook Commons Dental Group.

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