If this is your first visit to one of our Charlotte offices or our flagship Concord dental office, it won’t take long to see that we do things a little differently. Our goal for your 80-minute initial appointment is for you to get to know Dr. Haynes, the team of doctors and our entire team. We will discuss your medical history, past dental experiences, reasons for coming to see us, and goals for your smile. We want to ensure that you receive a thorough consultation and have plenty of time to ask our staff any questions you may have. Then, all necessary x-rays will be taken before our doctors thoroughly exams your teeth, gums, and jaw. We will also complete a thorough oral cancer screening of your mouth, take photographs of your teeth and bite, and either take photos of your teeth or perform a laser scan of your mouth to detect tooth decay.
After your exam, our hygiene team and doctors will show you what he saw during your exam by using our intraoral dental camera. This will help you understand your diagnosis and treatment options. We also take the time to educate you about the effect periodontal (gum) disease has on your overall health. Together, we can develop a complete treatment plan to help you achieve and maintain a smile that will maximize your personal health and appearance. If the gums are healthy, most patients also get their teeth cleaned during their first appointment.
Our office also utilizes dental imaging, to give you high-quality images of your teeth, mouth and gums. Dental imaging allows us to detect occlusal or interproximal decay, even in the earliest stages, which can often be missed by the eyes or x-rays. Our Charlotte dentists and Concord dentists will review all data in order to then be able to treat the affected area before it can develop into something more problematic and ultimately, more expensive.