First Visit Expectations

If you’re like most patients, you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist.  Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first visit to West Portal Dental Care.

Let’s get to know each other

Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our team. In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.

  • Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized dentistry involves reviewing your medical history. Come prepared with information about your current medications and allergies.
  • Next, a comprehensive oral exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw will be performed, including a non-invasive oral cancer screening. If you don’t have any current x-rays available, a digital full-mouth series of x-rays will be taken. 
  • Once your entire exam is completed, Dr. Mathai will talk with you about her findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We will help you prioritize your treatments to give you the smile you desire in a timeframe you can afford.