Your smile is an important part of who you are. There is a lot of research that shows the positive impact that a healthy smile can have on both you and the people around you. Smiling is contagious. The more attractive your smile is, the more influence you will have on those around you. These are good reasons to schedule a dental consultation if you notice that there is something missing with your smile. It may be that you don’t like the way your smile looks, or something may be affecting the function of your teeth. Regardless of your problem, a consultation with our trusted dentist will help you get to the root of it.
The first step toward correcting any oral health issue that you have is setting up a dental consultation with our specialist. For some people, the idea of this initial consultation makes them nervous. Thankfully, you have nothing to worry about. We always aim to provide a stress-free and comfortable environment for our patients, no matter why they’re visiting. A lot of the nervousness that people have about their dental consultation comes from the fact that they just don’t know what to expect.
Once people know more about what happens at a consultation, their nerves disappear. What your consultation will be about and who you will have it with will depend on your dental concerns. For patients just looking for general dentistry services such as cleanings and X-rays, you will likely have your dental consultation with both Dr. Hogan and our talented hygienist. For those looking for information concerning more involved procedures such as implants, we will likely schedule more than one consultation with you to ensure you understand everything involved in your procedure and are completely at ease.
While you’re here, we will work with you to review your dental history. The more we know about your dental history, the better position we will be in to help you make progress for the future.
Depending on your needs, a dental consultation will likely involve conducting a thorough yet gentle examination of your teeth to make evaluations about your oral health. Based on these evaluations, we will be able to present you with ideas on procedures or at-home treatments that you can follow to meet your oral health goals.
If you have not had X-rays done in the past year, we may recommend that you receive new ones to ensure your dental health is up to date. These X-rays will give us an even more in-depth image of your teeth and help us see oral health issues that might not be visible to the naked eye. They will give Dr. Hogan much-needed information if you are considering implants.
After we have gathered the information needed from your initial dental consultation, we will lay out a customized treatment plan for your needs. Depending on the extent of the oral health concerns, we may schedule another appointment for you, during which you will receive the needed dental procedure.
An initial dental consultation is an excellent time to ask questions and learn everything you can about your oral health. We will be happy to schedule an initial consultation for you at Implant Dentistry of Virginia and assess your individual case. Contact our office in Virginia Beach today to schedule your first appointment and get started on your journey toward your best dental health.