Time can slip away, and before we realize it, years may have passed since our last dental visit. It’s not uncommon for small dental concerns to evolve into unexpected challenges over time. Understandably, returning to the dentist after an extended period can evoke anxiety. Let’s explore what unfolds when a patient decides to resume care.
The initial question is, “What brings you here today?” This serves as an essential starting point to address any immediate concerns. Once these concerns are addressed, Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz, along with our team, work to establish a comfortable atmosphere, encouraging you to openly share any questions or anxieties.
Your visit, which typically lasts around 90 minutes, begins with a comprehensive medical and dental history review through a one-on-one interview. This is the ideal opportunity to express any concerns, anxieties, or worries. Following this, X-rays are taken to provide insights into the condition beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. The examination includes screenings for oral cancer, a home care assessment, and an evaluation for periodontal disease, completing your overall oral health assessment.
The hygienist, with a keen eye, identifies conditions such as broken fillings, cracked teeth, active decay, and other dental issues. Subsequently, Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz conduct a thorough examination, outlining and prioritizing your dental needs. Our treatment coordinator then presents scheduling options, discusses insurance coverage, and outlines potential payment plans.
Our team is dedicated to guiding you and helping you take charge of your dental well-being through effective home care practices. You’ll receive a bag containing a toothbrush, floss, suitable toothpaste, and any specialized tools tailored to your needs. Clear guidelines will be provided on the frequency of return visits for hygiene and other dental appointments.
At Sindledecker Dentistry, our patients are our top priority. Regardless of the time that has elapsed since your last visit to our Boca Raton office, we aim to create a comfortable experience for you. From initial conversations to financial arrangements and clinical treatment, we want you to feel assured that our team is committed to meeting your needs.