Many of us have experienced feeling like we were being hurried through a dental appointment, only to see the dentist for a few minutes in the end. Dr. Embury doesn’t believe in the assembly line method. He won’t rush you through. He is patient, actively listens to you, and makes sure there is ample time for your dental visit.
Because this will be your first visit, we’ll schedule your exam for an hour to an hour and a half. Upon arrival, our friendly team at the front desk will greet you. From there, we will take you to an exam room where you can expect the following:
- We will discuss your dental history.
- We’ll get x-rays and photos.
- We’ll do a cancer screening.
- Dr. Embury will give you a thorough exam, including your jaw and bite and how they work together when you chew.
- He will allow you to discuss your concerns with him and give him your input.
You will not have a cleaning on your first visit because the type of cleaning you need will vary depending upon the condition of your gums. Before you leave, you will know the planned course for your individualized treatment—you might have specific dental problems that need our attention first before we proceed with the cleaning. Then, one of our front desk team members will schedule your next appointment.
Our digital technology helps us provide you with accurate diagnosis and treatment options. Our technology includes:
- Digital x-rays
- Digital impressions
- Intraoral cameras
What If I Am a Fearful Patient?
Unlike some dentists, Dr. Embury enjoys seeing fearful patients. He takes great pride in helping his patients feel good about having dental treatment done. In fact, if he can get you to say you enjoyed your appointment at the end, he feels a greater level of satisfaction. If you’d like to learn how Dr. Embury can help you with dental anxiety, read our sedation dentistry page.
If you would like to schedule your comprehensive exam, please call us or request your appointment online.