Welcome to Lusk Family Dentistry! If you’re preparing for your first visit to our dentist in Farmington, NM, we’re here to answer any questions you have and to explain more about what you can expect.
If it’s been years since your last trip to the dentist, or if you’ve never been at all, the first thing we’ll need to do is gather a comprehensive oral health history from you. Our treatment team needs to learn a little more about your brushing and flossing habits, as well as any problems you’re having with your teeth or previous dental treatments, traumas, or surgeries you’ve had.
We’ll also want to know about your overall body health, medical conditions you may have, and any medications you’re taking.
Then, we’re ready to take a look at your teeth! At your visit to your dentist in 87401, we will:
- Take updated dental x-rays, including bitewing images and potentially full-mouth and panoramic films
- Thoroughly clean your teeth using our professional dental instruments so we can remove any plaque and tartar build-up
- Floss and polish your smile
- Check for oral cancer, loose teeth, and signs of gum disease, such as increased spaces or “pockets” between your teeth
Another essential part of every six-month dental checkup is reviewing your at-home oral hygiene habits to see if you have areas where you can improve. As your Farmington dentist, we want to be a resource for you and help in any way we can.