The first time you visit us at John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC, Dr. McMillan will discuss your health history, past dental experiences, and any anxieties you may have about dental care with you. To help us serve you best, we need to know what your expectations and needs are for receiving dental treatment. Urgent concerns, like oral 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 Personalized Dental Care
Please reserve approximately 90 minutes 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 teeth cleaning.
Finally, Dr. McMillan will determine whether you need any type of restorative treatment and discuss your recommended treatment options with you. This is also the perfect time for you to ask questions and let us know if you're considering any cosmetic dental procedures.
The Building Blocks of Overall Health
Evidence of gum disease or inflammation requires us to take a different approach. Before receiving regular oral care, your gums need to be healthy.
If we find evidence of gum inflammation, on the day of your visit we’ll perform a full debridement and schedule your 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.
Schedule Your Dentist Appointment With John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC Today!
Remember, Dr. McMillan provides quality dental care to children, teens, adults, and seniors! Call our John Day dentist office today to schedule your family's appointments.