Time flies when we are not at the dentist! Before you know it, years may have gone by. Let’s take a moment to explain what takes place when a patient comes back to receive care after an extended period of time. 

After a while, small dental concerns or issues can grow into an unexpected journey of discovery and expense. Anxiety is common and expected. Let’s discover first of all, “What brings you here today?” It is a good place to start and once the initial concerns are addressed, a comprehensive plan to restore optimum dental health can be arranged. During the first appointment, Dr. Stephanie Loller and our team want you to feel comfortable and establish a confidence allowing you to be open to any questions. 

Your visit will take approximately 2 hours. First, a complete medical and dental history will be recorded and reviewed in one-on-one interview style. This is the time to voice any concern, anxiety issues, worries, etc. Then, X-rays and photos are taken to provide additional information about what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. A series of screenings including those for oral cancer, home care evaluation, and periodontal disease are conducted to complete your oral health evaluation. Dr. Stephanie Loller will then come in for a comprehensive exam and list and prioritize your dental needs. 

You will also meet with one of our hygienist who will fully evaluate your gums and periodontal health and perform an initial cleaning. Finally, our treatment coordinator will present scheduling options, insurance coverage, and payment plans. 

Our team will coach you and help you gain control of your own dental destiny with good home care habits. You will receive a bag with a toothbrush, floss, appropriate toothpaste, and any other specialized tools for your needs. You will know how often you need to return for hygiene visits or other dental appointments. 

Our patients at Stephanie Loller, DDS are our most important asset, and we strive to create a comfortable experience, no matter how long it has been since your last visit at our San Jose, CA office. From phone conversations to financial arrangements to clinical treatment, we want you to feel confident that our team will meet your needs.

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