Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your reserved treatment time to fill out necessary paperwork and to provide insurance information.
She will then take the necessary radiographs (X-rays) to help diagnose. Radiographs are an important part of our exam because they allow us to see areas of the mouth we cannot see by vision alone. We use digital radiography, which allows us to dramatically decrease the amount of radiation exposure to less than 50% of traditional radiography.
The hygienist will then enter the restorations and conditions found in your mouth into your medical chart. This includes a periodontal exam in which the health of the gums is evaluated. Periodontal disease is characterized by deep pockets found between teeth and the gums and easily bleeding gums.
After your teeth and gums have been thoroughly cleaned, Dr. Camarata will sit down with you to discuss any dental needs you have. This is the time to discuss treatment options and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan.
Your involvement in decisions about your treatment is important to us. We base treatment on your needs and expectations.