It is recommended that you visit a dentist twice a year for a dental cleaning and examination. It is important that you follow these recommendations, because it is the best way to make sure that you have good oral health and hygiene. Scheduling a dentist appointment can be stressful for many people, because they have a lot of anxiety about going to the dentist. The best thing to do is schedule the appointment and then make sure you know exactly what will happen at your appointment so you will know what to expect.
Being prepared for your dentist appointment will help ease the stress and anxiety that often comes with a visit to the dentist. First, you will be greeted by the office staff. They will update your insurance information and will let the dental staff know you are ready for your appointment. They will then ask you to take a seat in the waiting room until you are called back. A dental assistant will come and get you and will take you back to the exam room. They will do x-rays if needed and will talk you through the entire process. A dental hygienist will then come and clean your teeth. They will remove the plaque and tartar that has formed on your teeth and will polish your teeth with a special tool. It is totally pain free. After this, the dentist will come in and do an exam. The dentist will check your teeth for any cavities, gum disease, or any other problems. They will go over everything with you and will let you know if you need any dental work done. Then, as simple as that, your appointment is over. Knowing exactly what will happen at your appointment will help you feel more comfortable and will help calm any fears you might have.
Call us at Goodall Family Dentistry to set up a dentist appointment today. Our friendly and experienced staff will do everything we can to help relieve any stress and anxiety you may have to help you have a great experience at the dentist.