What is a new patient exam?

Welcome to our dental family! As a new patient at Rai Family Dentistry, you will receive a new patient exam so our dentist can evaluate your current oral health and how we can help you improve your smile. Your new patient exam will include:

  • An evaluation of your teeth, in which we check for signs of tooth decay and other forms of damage like cracking, chipping, or abnormal wear
  • A periodontal evaluation, in which we check for signs of gum disease and any other damage to the gum tissues
  • An assessment of any existing restorations, such as fillings, crowns, and bridges, to make sure they are in good condition
  • Dental X-rays, which help Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai detect any dental problems that cannot be seen with the unaided eye

We will also discuss your dental and medical history with you to make certain we address any issues that have been problematic in the past. This is a perfect time to talk to our friendly dentist and dental team about any dental pain, problems, or needs you have, as well as your desires and goals for your oral health and appearance. We will then recommend a personalized dental treatment plan to help you improve the health and beauty of your smile. To schedule your next dental exam in Stafford, Virginia, call us today!