If you haven’t visited us as regularly as you should, find out what you can expect at your next visit.
Whether your life has become so busy that you haven’t found time to see your dentist, or you just lost your dental insurance, there are many scenarios that may lead someone to not visit the dentist as often as they should. So if you have finally scheduled your next visit with one of our Ringwood, NJ dentists, Dr. David Kahn and Dr. John Pergolizzi, and it’s been a while, find out what to anticipate when you walk through our doors.
Your First Visit Back
Well, first and foremost, welcome back! It’s always great to see new and old faces in our office. When it comes to the day of your appointment make sure you show up about 10-15 minutes early to fill out any paperwork or to update us on your insurance or medical history. Make sure to bring any medications you are currently taking and your dental insurance card with you.
Also, you may want to block out the day when it comes to planning other activities after your dental visit. Because it is the first dental appointment you’ve had in a while, our Ringwood general dentist will want to spend a bit more time with you. So, just make sure you plan accordingly and leave yourself enough open time in your schedule for your dental appointment.
Your Cleaning and Exam
If it’s been some time since your last cleaning, there may be more plaque and tartar buildup to remove. Because our cleanings are thorough this may take a bit longer for you. And if you aren’t a regular flosser then you may notice that your gums are more sensitive or are more likely to bleed when we floss. This is fairly normal and nothing to worry about!
Patients who haven’t visited in a while are also more likely to have a cavity. If we detect a cavity during your exam, don’t worry! We will make sure to schedule your next appointment to have the cavity treated. In the future, by coming in every six months for routine exams, you can prevent cavities from affecting your smile.
Preventive dentistry is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy smile. If you’ve just finally scheduled your next visit after some time away, then congratulations! You are a step closer to a healthier smile. And if you haven’t booked your next visit then it’s time you called Dr. Kahn and Dr. Pergolizzi in Ringwood, NJ right away.