Your initial appointment usually will consist of a review of your medical history, any necessary x-rays will be taken, a periodontal assessment and a complete examination by Dr. Swiger, followed by a review of your treatment options.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- Any concerns you may want to have addressed at that time.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment or require a premedication/ antibiotic (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints such as knee and hip replacements, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. X-rays sent via email are usually of the best quality and can be transferred into our computer system. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. Please be aware that if you have insurance, most insurance companies do limit full series x-rays to usually once every 3-5 years and these are required in most situations for Dr. Swiger to be able to do a complete examination.