Welcome to Aesthetic Smiles
Thank you for choosing us. Upon arrival for your first visit, you’ll start by completing all the necessary insurance and health information forms.
Your first exam will last approximately one hour. We’ll ask you about your history if you have any current issues, and take digital x-rays. After your x-rays are ready, you’ll meet one of our dentists who will walk you through the x-ray results. If the x-rays show areas that need treatment, then the Dr. will discuss all of the possible treatment options.
In most cases, you will also get a teeth cleaning during your initial visit. Oral hygiene best practices instruction will be provided along with any special care suggestions for your unique requirements.
Dental emergencies happen. If you have a dental emergency call us immediately and we’ll assess your situation and set your appointment for the same or next day. Some common dental emergencies include:
If you chip or break a tooth start by rinsing the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments if possible. Put the tooth fragments into a small container or bag and add some milk to preserve. Call the office ASAP.
If one of your permanent teeth gets knocked out recover the tooth and hold it by the crown – the part that points away from your gums. Don’t touch the root end. Gently rinse the tooth off with some warm water. If possible put the tooth back into the socket and hold it in place using a piece of gauze or cloth. If it’s not possible to reinsert your tooth, place it in a container or bag with milk to preserve it. Call our office immediately.
A toothache can be extremely painful. Depending on the severity of the infection it can be temporarily debilitating. If you have a toothache, the first thing you should do is clean around the sore tooth. Using warm salt water rinse your mouth to displace any food that’s become trapped between your teeth. NEVER us aspirin on the aching tooth or your gums. If you have facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. Call us, and we’ll get you in as soon as possible.