Will I get a cleaning at my first visit?
Dr. Patel and his team will do everything in their power to complete your cleaning at your initial visit with them. There are several factors that will determine whether this can happen. These range from the amount of time since your last professional dental cleaning to the frequency of your home care.
Dr. Patel takes great pride in being able to provide comprehensive oral healthcare because he strongly believes this affects your overall health. After performing a detailed comprehensive exam, including your teeth, gums, bone, and all soft tissues, Dr. Patel will explain all of his findings with you and, together, you will create a treatment plan.
Sometimes, when a patient hasn’t been to the dentist for a longer period of time, it takes longer to review these findings and there isn’t enough time to effectively provide a cleaning at the initial appointment. In this case, Dr. Patel will schedule a time that is reserved just for you to come in and get your teeth properly cleaned.