What To ExpectEven if you have an excellent home care routine, it is still critical that you visit a dentist regularly so that you can be checked for problems you may not see or feel. When you visit us for the first time, we will examine and clean your mouth, polish your teeth, and make any recommendations for preventive care that you may need. Call us at to make your first appointment with Dr. Daniel McKay or Dr. Brian Mckay and learn more about your initial visit and ongoing preventive care in Seattle, Washington.
During your first appointment at our office, our dentist will perform a complete oral examination, including a visual examination, periodontal evaluation, and diagnosis. As part of the visual exam, we will closely examine your teeth, their supporting structures, and the oral anatomy. We also often use digital X-rays to diagnose tooth decay, bone loss, and other dental problems. We will perform an oral cancer screening, which helps us detect any abnormalities in the oral tissues. This is important so that any emerging, problematic issues can be detected early, when the conditions are easier to treat.
We also perform a periodontal probing and examination during your initial exam. This allows us to evaluate the health of your gums and diagnose any present gum disease (periodontal disease). In addition, we will analyze your bite (occlusion) to identify any problems.
After your examination is complete, our dentist will review our findings with you so you can better understand the current state of your oral health. We will then recommend the treatments needed to correct any conditions or problems we have detected. Our team will explain your treatment options so you can make an educated decision about your care. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health or about your treatment options; we want you to feel confident and comfortable with your oral healthcare.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about your initial oral examination and to schedule an appointment with our friendly team.
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Your first visit is filled with information.
- You share; we listen to understand your health needs and smile desires.
- You receive comprehensive diagnostic records capture.
You will leave with a clear understanding of what’s next for your dental care.
You receive a personalized treatment plan.
Your second visit allows us to gain a comprehensive picture of your dental health. You’ll meet with Chrystal for a dental hygiene visit.
A healthier smile and refined appearance await you.
Your dental visit is easier than you thought.
Your third visit allows us to gain a comprehensive picture of your dental health. You’ll meet with Dr. McKay and discuss your options.
- You review diagnostic oral health records with Dr. Brian McKay.
- You and Dr. McKay discuss treatment solutions and timelines.
- You are presented with costs for care and financial options.
At the third visit you will work with Dr. McKay to craft a custom plan for care by:
- You arrive at our practice knowing exactly what to expect.
- You are greeted like family and your comfort is our priority.
- Dr. McKay completes dental care, often in a single visit.
You leave with a healthier mouth, and more attractive smile.