First Visit

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First Visit to Antelope Creek Family Dentistry

Serving Lincoln, Lancaster County and Nebraska

We believe the first visit to Antelope Creek Family Dentistry is very special. Forming a strong and trusting relationship with you is a cornerstone for mutual success. The opportunity to get to know you, your goals and concerns is very important.

The initial visit for some patients may be for a very specific problem or emergency needing attention. Rest assured if this is the case, we will focus on that situation with the goal of getting you comfortable.

When there is not an emergency problem present, the first visit would then be a comprehensive examination. We will first meet with you in our consultation room to get to know you, review your health forms and find out what is important to you in regards to your dental health. Next, we will move to another room where we will take any necessary digital X-rays, perform an oral cancer screening, perform a periodontal (gum) examination, check for decay, evaluate the structural soundness of your teeth and dental work and a TMJ (jaw joint) examination. The cases involving reconstructive or cosmetic issues may additionally require models of your teeth, bite records and a complete series of digital photographs. If necessary or desired treatment is uncomplicated, your treatment options will be discussed at this visit. When your condition requires complex planning, a separate consultation may be needed.

Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!

A Child’s First Dental Visit

We welcome your child to our office for the very first time by scheduling them at 18-24 months. Our staff will help your child get acclimated to our office by:

  • Counting their teeth
  • Teaching them about the dental instruments we use during treatment
  • Riding them up and down in our treatment chair
  • Giving them a new toothbrush, toothpaste and floss to use at home
  • Letting them pick a prize from our treasure chest

Please print and fill out our NEW PATIENT FORMS prior to coming in for your first visit!