Your First Visit with Aesthetic Dental Center of Hackensack, NJ
Your First Visit
Aesthetic Dental Center is proud to offer dental services for every age group and all members of your family. We are strongly focused on preventing oral health problems by educating our patients. Our goal is assisting you in taking the reins of your own oral health, starting with your initial visit. All of our staff is available to help you with any questions or concerns that you may have about your dental needs or any ongoing treatment plan that you may have.
Being proactive is the most effective way to ensure that you enjoy good oral health. By visiting us regularly, you enable us to detect small trouble signs before they grow into large ones that require expensive dental work down the road. This guide was put together to help you realize what you should expect during your first dental appointment with us.
Preparing for Your First Appointment
If this is your first time visiting us, you will be asked to fill out an informational form. Some items on this form may include your dental history, general medical history, financial policy, informed consent and patient financial agreement.
You may want to schedule some extra time so that you will not feel rushed during your initial appointment. We also ask that you arrive a bit early so that you have time to fill out any needed paperwork. When checking in with the receptionist, don't forget to bring your insurance card and drivers license.
Comprehensive Dental Examination
Although each patient is unique, there are some typical elements that you can expect during a comprehensive dental exam.
Oral Cancer Screening
If you smoke, the risk of developing oral cancer is significantly higher than the general population. Although cancer is a scary word, oral cancer is a form that is highly treatable when detected early. That is why it is critical that you keep up with your regular dental exams.
We help to prevent oral cancer by detecting early precancerous conditions. Your oral cancer exam involves looking for any growths, spots or swellings that may represent a cause for concern.
Gum disease, medically known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss. This step involves an examination of your gums so that we can spot any early symptoms of gum disease before it takes hold. This helps to ensure that you prevent problems like bone loss or the loss of your teeth.
Checking for Dental Cavities
In this part of your exam, we are looking for signs of tooth decay on or between the chewing surfaces of your teeth. X-rays may be taken at this time, depending upon what is found.
We may also check your head and neck area, temporomandibular joint and salivary glands to ensure that you are in good health.
Developing Your Treatment Plan
Your first visit is very important because it allows us to detect any trouble signs with your mouth, teeth or gums. After we've learned the current state of your oral health, we can develop a custom-made prevention or treatment plan to ensure that you maintain your oral health between visits.
Please contact Aesthetic Dental Center of Hackensack, NJ today to book your next appointment.
We take our patients’ privacy seriously. Please refrain from providing any personal health or sensitive information. Call us at (201) 488-8866 to schedule your appointment over the phone.
“I have been using this service for years, they recently moved to a new lovely office. I was just there for a toothache and my regular dentist was not there, seen by Dr Meskin, who was so nice and helpful. Explained everything so I would understand.”
- Ilene Matza
“This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is very polite and answers any questions you might have. My doctor was very helpful and explained me what to do in my situation. This place I can record in a heart beat Trust me you would never regret choosing this dentist center”
- Viktoriya Grabovetska
“I have been going to Aesthetic Dental Center for the past year. I am very pleased by the 5 star level of dental care (excellent facilities and equipment) and the efficiency and friendliness of all the staff at Aesthetics Dental Center.”
- Paul L