Your initial appointment at West End Teeth will begin with the Hygiene Team. This visit will be mostly diagnostic and will take approximately an hour and a half. Our Hygienist will get to know you, your dental history, and any dental concerns you may have. The Hygiene Team will take a series of digital x-rays and photos of your teeth so that you and Dr. Tabor can see any areas of concern and create the best treatment plan. You will also get an Oral Cancer Screening, TMJ/Joint and muscle exam, and a full bone and gum health exam. This is followed by an examination by Dr. Tabor to determine what type of cleaning is best for you. Most routine cleanings will be completed the same day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office at [email protected]. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.