Your First Visit

What Will Happen On My First Visit?

Your first appointment will be for approximately 30 to 60 minutes. At this appointment we will complete a gentle, comprehensive evaluation of your mouth. This may include the need for radiographs (x-rays).

Dr. Segal will explain the results of your examination and discuss any appropriate treatment options. We will also explain ways we make treatment comfortable.

Our staff will help you with insurance, financial, and any other questions or concerns you may have.

We invite you to bring your spouse or significant other to your visit if you wish.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Periodontal Practice.

Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:

  • Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can fill out your patient registration and medical history form on our website.)
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.

Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension).

We will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history and a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite, oral cancer screening, TMJ, and other signs of periodontal disease.