What will my first visit to your office be like?
Patients and dentists alike are impressed with the progress dentistry has made over the years. Dentists and dental specialists can save, restore and replace patients’ teeth with the advances in preventive and restorative services. We provide a wide range of dental services, from routine cleanings to full mouth reconstruction. What dental treatment is best for you? Your path to a healthy smile begins with a comprehensive examination and diagnosis.
One of our Nixa cosmetic dentists will conduct a comprehensive examination, unless there is some immediate concern or emergency. The dentist will address any problems he or she finds. This sets the foundation for future comparisons and a lifetime plan for your oral health.
What can I expect from my initial evaluation?
- Our dentists will conduct the following at your initial evaluation:
- Analyze and discuss your medical and dental history
- Allow you to explain your concerns, wants, expectations and problems
- Check for decay, cracks, wear, drifting and other problems by examining the teeth
- Take intra-oral photographs that assess the condition of your teeth and gums.
- Search for signs of hidden gum infection and periodontal disease, including calculating all gum crevice measurements and receded areas
- Measure looseness or mobility of teeth that may indicate bite or gum issues
- Perform a thorough screening for oral cancer
- Use full mouth digital computerized X-rays that look for decay, infection or problems with the supporting bone
- Evaluate your jaw joint for clicking, popping, limited opening or pain common to temporomandibular joint muscle disorders
When should my child have his/her first visit?
Our dentists recommend a child should visit the dentist for the first time no later than his or her third birthday.
At USA Dental Care, we give our new dental patients a complimentary happy visit to introduce the child to the office atmosphere, the dental chair and the dentist’s tools. If your child acclimates well to our kid-friendly environment, we will begin their first dental check-up. Our dentists want your child to enjoy their first visit, so it can lead them to a lifetime of healthy teeth.
Ideally, we want to become acquainted with your child and develop a relationship with them before they have any dental issues. Our office’s priority for your child is to stop dental issues and correct them in a secure, trusting environment where your child feels comfortable and safe. Your child can begin a happy, friendly relationship with Our Doctor’s.
Do you accept referrals?
Yes, our office accepts referrals from customers and other area doctors. Our clients are fantastic, and we love when they invite their friends and family to visit our office. We are excited to give your friends and family the same expert care we give to you.
I really don’t like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?
Our office strives to make our patients’ care and comfort the first priority. We want to ensure your visits are soothing and relaxing. Our office provides blankets, neck support pillows and stereo headphones to add an element of comfort and relaxation to your experience. We also offer oral sedation for patients who are extremely apprehensive about dental treatment. Our friendly staff ensures that you will have the best possible dental appointment experience at our office. Let us know about your dental anxiety, and we can work together to meet your needs.
What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a gas mixed with oxygen that provides a soothing feeling and a sense of comfort when inhaled. Many dentists administer nitrous oxide to relax patients during dental treatments. The dentist has the patient inhale only oxygen at the end of the dental procedure for a few minutes to get rid of nitrous oxide’s effects. Leaving with a clear head within minutes allows patients to function normally with no lingering effect, and it is a major benefit of nitrous oxide sedation. Our dentists at USA Dental Care provide nitrous oxide in every treatment room.
What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
At USA Dental Care, we put your safety first. Our dentists always use clean gloves, masks and glasses, thoroughly sterilize and disinfect instruments, evaluate our sterilizer weekly as well as many other safety precautions. Our staff cleans each room in between appointments, adhering to our superior sterilization standards. You can rest assured knowing that you will have a pristine, clean dental experience.