Cavities and disease can sneak up on you if you’re not diligent with your oral hygiene. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular dental cleanings and dental exams in Warrenton, VA. Drs. Yung and Jelinek love to help their patients keep their smiles white and their mouths healthy through general dentistry services.Doctor Jim Jelinek on a New Patient's First Visit Read Transcript
A lot of patients will call up and say, “Hey listen, I'd like to make a new patient appointment and get my teeth cleaned.” Our staff is real good about it. They'll say, “If we can, we'll do a cleaning for you, but the doctor will see you and diagnose what your needs are. If that's all you need, we'll do that.”
If a new patient comes in and they're pretty clean and they’re, what we call like, a ‘type one’ gums and mouth, as far as their tissue health, I'll go ahead and scale them right there myself. I'll have the assistant polish and floss their teeth, and we'll go over some home care things with them.
Now, during the exam, we check the gums for periodontal disease, and if they do have some periodontal disease, then we'll sit there and we'll talk to them about what's going on, and say, “Listen, I know you wanted to have a cleaning, but you have this, and this, and this going on, so it wouldn't really be doing you a good service to do a cleaning because you're ignoring a deeper problem, so this is what's going on and this is how we take care of it.” It's an education process with the patient.
During exams we review many aspects of your overall health, not just your dental health. An exam typically includes:
- A Detailed Oral Examination – We’ll look for cavities and perform a periodontal exam to check for problems with your gums and bone tissue.
- An Oral Cancer Screening – Early detection of this disease makes it more treatable.
- Radiographs – Digital X-rays help us see structural problems in your teeth and bones.
- A TMJ Exam – Signs of TMJ trouble include teeth grinding that can cause tooth damage and unexplained headaches.
- Blood Pressure Check and Medical History Review – These basic procedures check for signs of bigger problems.
Call us today at 540-253-1377 to schedule your next dental checkup!
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Our unique Platinum Club allows you to care for your smile at significant savings. The club is a reduced-cost option for comprehensive dental care for those without dental insurance. It includes all these annual benefits:
- Two routine cleanings
- Two complete periodic exams
- One set of bite-wing X-rays
- One emergency exam
- 12-15 percent discount (depending on payment method) on all other services
- $50 bankable treatment credit
Plus, there are no co-pays, deductibles, waiting periods, yearly maximums, or middleman hassles. Ask our friendly staff for more information on how the Platinum Club will benefit your family.
Both New & Existing Patients Will Enjoy Clean, Beautiful Smiles
We’ll normally perform a teeth cleaning on your first visit, as it’s one of the most important parts of a routine checkup. Your dental hygienist will gently but thoroughly clean your teeth, checking all those hard-to-reach areas you may have missed at home.
Our comprehensive new patient exams usually last about 90 minutes. We take all the time needed to ensure you completely understand everything about your first visit. Our staff will even explain a treatment plan if you need to address any problems. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you’re completely comfortable before you leave.