What to Expect (First Visit)
Most people are familiar with the typical dental checkup visit. At Dental & Sleep Medicine of Michael J Selleck DDS, our dental hygienists will clean your teeth, do an examination and sometimes take x-rays. Then Dr. Selleck will check your teeth and/or your x-rays for signs of decay, check your gums for changes, and check for signs of oral cancer or other diseases.
From time to time, however, we will do a more thorough examination. This is called a comprehensive examination. It includes a thorough look at your entire mouth, head, and neck area.
A comprehensive examination likely will be done the first time you visit Dental & Sleep Medicine of Michael J Selleck DDS. Even if you have had regular care under another dentist, we will want to become familiar with your health before any examination. This will allow us to notice changes or problems more easily during future visits.
An important part of every visit is updating your medical history. At Dental & Sleep Medicine of Michael J Selleck DDS , we will want to know if you've had any changes in your health or your medicines since your last visit.
We suggest you mention everything about your health, even if you don't think it relates to your mouth. Many diseases can affect your mouth and teeth.
If you are on medications, we suggest you bring a list of all medicines you take, with dosages. Some medicines can affect your mouth and teeth. We also will want to check that any drug that may be prescribed will not interact with other medicines you are already taking.