New Patient Appointments
At your first appointment, you can expect it to last 1-1.5 hours. We do our best to complete your initial exam and your initial dental cleaning/prophylaxis at this appointment. There are times when we may schedule your new patient appointment as an exam only appointment to address a specific and emergent concern you may have.
During these appointments we take the necessary measures to properly diagnose and address your dental and periodontal concerns. We work closely with our treatment coordinators to address the financial concerns that accompany any treatment that is planned.
We work hard to make you comfortable and relaxed during these appointments and feel it is important to inform you and equip you tools to establish optimum oral health!
Routine Hygiene Appointments
We recommend establishing routine dental care every 6 months for preventative maintenance. After your first hygiene appointment, our hygienist and dentist will determine what interval is best for you!
There are times that we recommend a more frequent recall status. This is most commonly due to periodontal concerns or oral hygiene concerns.
47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease.
During your initial hygiene appointment, we complete a full periodontal exam on every patient, and this is reevaluated yearly.
If it is determined that we have localized or generalized periodontal disease concerns, we may recommend a different initial cleaning or recall schedule for your hygiene appointments.
There are times where we may feel like you will be treated better at a gum specialist, a periodontist, and we have several trusted specialists in the Nashville area that we work closely with in these cases.
Your periodontal diagnosis is very important to us! We think your gingival health is just as important as your teeth.
We know how the importance of your periodontal health and its systemic connections with many bodily systems.