Welcome to all L Dean Simmons DDS new dental patients! We’re glad you’ve chosen us as your source for the best dental solutions and service in Mt Airy. Our friendly team of dental experts is ready and waiting to provide you with the brightest and healthiest smile possible while ensuring your dental health remains in tip-top shape!
What to Expect
As a new patient at L Dean Simmons DDS, you might be wondering what your first few visits will involve. Not to worry. Our goal is to put you at ease every step of the way and make your time with us as convenient and comfortable as possible. Your first appointment will be a committed time to address your concerns, gather data (medical history review, digital x-rays, gum measurement, intraoral photos), and complete a thorough exam. Your dental health will be evaluated and your risks for dental disease will be assessed in four different categories: Gum and Bone: We examine gum tissue, complete gum pocket measurements, evaluated for gum inflammation and/ or bone loss. We will assess your risk for gingivitis and/ or periodontal disease and discuss ways to reduce risks. Tooth Structure: We examine for structural damages of teeth such as cavities, fractures, broken fillings, and other compromises in the actual structure of each tooth. We will assess your risk for structural damage and discuss ways to reduce risks. Bite and Jaw Joint: We examine how your teeth bite together and how that bite relates to any jaw joint problems. We evaluate tooth wear patterns, joint pain, and problems related to an uneven bite. We will assess your risk for TMJ disorders and bite problems and discuss ways to reduce risks. Smile Characteristics: Lastly and as an option, we can discuss ways to enhance you smile. Our office offers the full range of treatments to improve the smile from whitening, to ceramic veneers, to Invisalign orthodontics. It’s this commitment to service and quality that has positioned L Dean Simmons DDS as one of the most sought after dental centers in Mt Airy. Learn more about the many dental services we provide and how they can impact your long-term dental health, including:
- Dental Implants
- Root Canals
For new patients, please also take this time to peruse and fill out any applicable forms to save time during your next visit!
Ready to get started on the path to lifelong dental health? Contact us today, either online or by phone!