New Patients: Your First Visit
The first time you visit us at Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA, we will discuss your health history, past dental experiences, and any related anxieties you may have about dental care. To help us serve you best, we need to know what your expectations and needs are for treatment. Urgent concerns, like dental pain or a broken tooth, will be addressed immediately!
Nervous about the dentist? Have a child with you? We provide tours of our office upon request to take the uncertainty out of your visit.
We Don’t Rush Your Care
Please reserve approximately 90 minutes of your time for your first visit with us. First, we will take a set of x-rays to provide a comprehensive view of your entire mouth, including the roots of your teeth and your jawbones.
A periodontal exam will follow to evaluate your gum health and to screen for gum recession. If your gums have no swelling or deep pockets, we will continue with a preventive cleaning. Finally, Dr. Lockney will determine whether you need any type of restorative dental treatment.
The Building Blocks of Overall Health
Evidence of gum disease or inflammation requires us to take a different approach. Before regular oral care, your gums need to be healthy. The same day you visit, we’ll perform a full debridement and schedule a deep cleaning for another day. After all, your gums are the foundation to your entire smile! Keeping them healthy is important to your overall wellness, cardiovascular system, and respiratory health, among others.
Save Time Before You Arrive
Do you dislike spending twenty minutes filling out paperwork when all you want is to see the dentist? Our new patient forms are available online so you can fill them out in the convenience of your own home!
Give our Concord, NC office a call to schedule your family's dental appointments today!