We believe that the cornerstone to any patient/doctor relationship is communication. Dr. Thomas J. Meals will take his time and explain all of your dental needs in simple, easy to understand terms. We utilize digital x-rays and intra oral photographs so each patient is involved in the diagnostic process. We will explain what we are recommending, and why it is being recommended. In most cases, you will be presented with multiple treatment options, and together you and our doctors will decide what is the best course for you.
Your first office visit will include the following:
A thorough examination of all areas of your mouth, a cancer screening, and all necessary x-rays.
A consultation of your immediate dental needs as well as long-term objectives will be explained in easy to understand terms.
Our recommendation will be based on you receiving maximum longevity from your natural teeth.
Preventative Oral Hygiene Appointment
After your examination, you will be ready for your preventative oral hygiene session. At this time we will share with you the latest techniques for controlling periodontal disease. Specific approaches will be recommended for your individual needs. These appointments are designed to prevent minor problems from becoming major or expensive ones. Preventative dentistry is the best and least expensive dentistry.
Our office utilizes the latest technology in providing you the best dental care. Digital x-rays will be used, allowing you to see exactly what Dr. Meals sees on the computer screen in front of you. Digital imaging and intra-oral photographs are used so that we can discuss your options. Digital x-rays greatly reduce radiation compared to traditional x-rays. We look forward to having our state of the art technology play a role in providing excellent care to you as our patient.