A typical first visit will consist of a complete set of x-rays, comprehensive exam, and general cleaning. In case you are up to date with x-rays, we can request them from your current dentist. During a patient’s comprehensive exam, Dr. Crowley not only checks the health of the teeth, she also checks the health of the gums and oral tissues as well. A simple oral cancer screening is performed.
The initial visit also involves getting your medical history. When you share your medical history, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform Dr. Crowley if you have experienced recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also be sure to provide names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking — whether prescription or over-the-counter products — and the name of your physician. Inform the doctor of any changes in your health or medications. This information will help the doctor to select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
After Dr. Crowley has evaluated your records, any follow-up treatment is discussed in detail with you, including the cost for your particular case.