During your first visit, our dentist in Fort Mill, South Carolina, will perform a thorough comprehensive exam, including dental X-rays, periodontal charting and a visual inspection. For the exam, we look at the health of your teeth, gums and their supporting structures to diagnose dental problems and detect any abnormalities in the oral tissues.
We also provide periodontal charting where we measure the space between each tooth and the tissue around it to check for signs of gingivitis or a more serious case of gum disease. After your evaluation, Dr. Nhung Phan will go over a treatment plan to help you establish your goals and work to achieve them.
This initial exam takes at least 1.5 hours and does not include a cleaning. If you are interested in a cleaning, you will need to schedule this cleaning separately in a subsequent visit. Should the schedule permit, it is a possibility both can happen in the same day, but most of the time it does not.
If you have any questions about your first dental visit at Lotus Dental Associates, please contact us at 803-548-8858.