Robert A Foster, Jr
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
1230 Johnson Ferry Place
Marietta, GA 30068
What to Expect at Your Examination Appointment
On a typical examination appointment, you can expect us to discuss your medical history and any dental concerns that you may have had since you were last seen by a dentist. We will then take any necessary x-rays and do a complete evaluation of your gums and teeth. Then, the doctor will do a complete oral cancer examination. He will check your lips, cheeks, and tongue.
We will discuss any concerns about your smile as well. It may be helpful to complete the “About Smiles” questionnaire located in the Patient Forms section if you have any questions about your appearance. This self evaluation will help you decide what you would like to change about your smile.
The doctor will tell you of any areas of infection he may have found and the treatment necessary, if he is able to diagnose the remedy right away. For people who have been negligent of their dental care for whatever reason, the doctor may require more time to study his findings to present a treatment solution to their dental health. A consultation may be recommended for smile makeovers as well.
Afterwards, the hygienist will clean your teeth and show you places you may be neglecting as well as tips on how to take care of your gums in general. If you are having trouble cleaning a particular area, or if you experience any sensitivity to cold, it would be beneficial to make the hygienist aware of these areas.
We strive to have our patients involved in this process by telling you our findings along the way. If necessary, we will schedule a free follow up consultation with the doctor to discuss findings and solutions.
Of course, ask any questions about your treatment you desire. We like informed patients; they make for happy patients.