New Patient Dental Exams

As a new patient at Pristine Smiles, your first dental exam is more than just a quick look at your teeth. Generally, new patient dental exams are a comprehensive exam, consultation with our Knoxville, TN family dentistry team, and dental x-rays. Dr. Z wants you to know what to expect when you see us for the first time, so here are some straightforward answers to the most common questions asked about new patient dental exams as well as access to stress-free booking:

What is included in a new patient dental exam?

Dental exams are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. Dr. Z will check for cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems during a dental exam. She will also clean your teeth and discuss any concerns you may have about your dental health. Dental exams are usually painless and only take a few minutes. However, they are a vital part of keeping your mouth healthy and preventing dental problems in the future. Dental exams are usually done every six months, but more frequent exams may be recommended if you have a history of dental problems. If you have any concerns about your dental health, talk to your dentist during your next dental exam.

How long does a new patient’s dental exam take?

The new patient exam appointment will take an hour if you choose to have your exam. If you choose to have your new patient exam and your hygiene appointment as well, please know that we will take 1.5 hours to do a thorough workup as a new patient in our practice. That said, we want to go at a pace that is comfortable for the patient to ensure that patients feel secure and supported throughout the process.

What happens during treatment

Meeting patients needs is at the top of our list. We thoroughly understand that each patient is different. Therefore, we first address chief concerns and treatment needs. Dr. Z and our treatment coordinators privately and compassionately discuss individualized cases, steps, and services with each patient.

Schedule a New Patient Comprehensive Exam

Dental needs are often overlooked, but Dr. Z and her Pristine Smiles team elevate the new patient experience by offering attentive, comprehensive dental services. Take your first step to better dental health by scheduling a new patient dental exam in Knoxville, TN. Call (865) 693-9474 or message us online.