Experiencing apprehension or guilt about not visiting a dentist for over a year is common, but returning for dental care is more straightforward than you might imagine. Our dental team at Sindledecker Dentistry offers compassionate, non-judgmental, and personalized service, ensuring you can feel truly at ease when scheduling your first appointment back.
During your initial return appointment, we prioritize addressing three key dental concerns: gum disease, cavities, and wear and tear. This involves a comprehensive approach, including a full mouth series of X-rays, a hygiene appointment, and a thorough examination.
The full mouth series of X-rays is typically taken every three to five years or as needed. It may consist of a panoramic X-ray and bitewings (a set of four for cavity checks) or a series of X-rays providing a comprehensive view of the entire anatomy of each tooth. The specific set of X-rays will be tailored to your individual needs.
Your hygiene appointment kicks off with a review of your medical history, addressing personal concerns and questions, and evaluating for any signs of infection. Following any necessary diagnoses, an appropriate level of cleaning is proposed and carried out if time allows.
A comprehensive exam serves as a thorough review of what the hygienist has covered. Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz will revisit your medical history and dental concerns, confirming any periodontal diagnoses. They will also assess any decay, breakdown of fillings, or areas at risk for future problems.
Post-appointment, a team member at Sindledecker Dentistry will go over any recommended treatments, payment options, insurance coverage, and scheduling. Your first visit back is a crucial step in the right direction, and we are dedicated to ensuring it is a comfortable and straightforward experience. Visit us in Boca Raton!