Your Initial Visit
Your initial visit to our office typically includes a comprehensive exam and radiographs to properly evaluate your teeth.
The initial 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 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.
We encourage regular checkups for individuals age three and older. Regular checkups are important to:
- Check for problems that you might not see or feel
- Detect early signs of decay
- Treat oral health problems early, before larger problems develop
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.
Regular recare appointments typically take about 1 hour. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make 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.
River Park Family Dentistry
155 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr
Bend, OR 97702
|Monday||8:00 to 5:00|
|Tuesday||7:00 to 4:00|
|Wednesday||8:00 to 5:00|
|Thursday||7:00 to 4:00|
|Friday||Friday by special appointment only|
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