Cosmetic Dentistry Patient Information - Huntersville Dentist - Family Dentist in Huntersville
New Patient- Your First Visit
Your first visit to the office of J.C. Duncan DDS, FAGD typically includes X-rays that allows us to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay. Adults are scheduled with Dr. Duncan for a full examination of the mouth and your concerns and treatment options are fully discussed. An appointment with our Hygienist will be made according to Dr. Duncan’s findings following the initial exam.
Your initial dental visit involves a review of your medical history. When you share your medical history, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform our Huntersville, NC office if you have experienced recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking — whether prescription or over-the-counter products — and the name of your physician. Inform us of any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
Regular Checkups encourage regular checkups for individuals age four and up. Regular checkups are important to:
- Check for problems that you might not see or feel
- Find early signs of decay
- Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable
Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by the doctor. During the oral exam, your doctor will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue, and will check your existing fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.
The office of J.C. Duncan makes every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.