New Patient Exam & Cleanings

New patient, experienced dentist

You will always receive a warm welcome when you visit our practice.

A thorough exam by our experienced team

State-of-the-art diagnostics

New Patient Exam & Cleanings

Digital X-rays to get an accurate view of the condition of your teeth.

We want to know the exact state of your state of oral health. Your new patient exam will include a series of leading-edge diagnostics that will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your specific case.

Digital X-rays

We take low-radiation digital X-rays of your mouth to capture detailed views of your teeth, mouth and gums. Digital X-rays show us tartar buildup, tooth decay, bone loss, information about the state of your previous dental work and the condition of your root canals.

Panoramic X-rays

When needed, we take panoramic X-rays which gives us a broad overall of your entire mouth, and provides information about your teeth, upper and lower jaws, sinuses, gums and surrounding tissues.

New Patient Exam & Cleanings

A full series of digital photos is taken for use in studying your smile.

Intraoral camera

Our intraoral camera is a small, handheld, pen-sized camera used to capture crisp magnified images of the interior of your mouth. The images are  immediately displayed on a computer monitor in full-color, allowing you to see exactly what we see. This visual communication helps us explain what procedures may be needed.

Full series of digital photos

Digital photos of your face and smile provide reference material for treatment planning. They are also to demonstrate the results of your dental work with “before” and “after” photos.

Thorough exam and consultation

Periodontal exam for gum disease

Dr. Kuhn or Dr. Grimshaw will show you what they see in the X-rays.

The doctor will go over the results of the X-rays with you in a consultation.

Our well-trained hygienists will check the depths of your gum pockets for signs of gum (periodontal) disease. Healthy gums have a pocket depth of up to three millimeters, and depths beyond four millimeters indicate periodontal disease.

You will next meet with the doctor, who will do an oral exam and go over your X-rays with you, explaining what they show.

Oral cancer screening

Although oral cancer is rare, we like to ensure your oral health by screening with an amazing new technology called VizLite®. We screen for cancer during each routine examination. The diagnostic process is quick and painless and it detects, identifies and marks any tissue abnormalities, and is used in combination with visual exams.

Head and neck exam

The doctor will conduct an extraoral exam of your head and neck, and check the alignment of your bite (the way your teeth meet).

Treatment planning

The doctor will review the results of your examination with you and explain options for treatment so that you may make well informed decisions about your dental care.

$55 New Patient Special Offer: Exam, X-rays & Consultation

The above comprehensive exam is regularly $331, but is available to new patients for only $55.

To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.

Gentle, thorough Cleanings

New Patient Exam & Cleanings

Out hygienists are highly trained and very friendly.

Advanced training and experience

Our highly trained hygienists are skilled and experienced with dental cleanings. They have completed many hours of continuing education courses at the prestigious LVI Global Institute and are committed to advancing their knowledge about the most effective and efficient ways to care for your teeth and gums.

Continuity of care

You will be regularly scheduled with the same hygienist to provide continuity of care, which increases the quality of long-term treatment. Your hygienist will have a complete understanding of your oral health and specific needs.

Ultrasonic scalers

Our hygienists use ultrasonic scalers to quickly and painlessly remove hardened plaque and tough stains from the surface of your teeth. Ultrasonic scalers use high-frequency sound waves to remove buildup without harming your teeth.

Patient education

New Patient Exam & Cleanings

Our hygienists offer friendly tips on proper brushing and flossing.

We are firm believers in providing education that will help you take control of your dental health. Periodontal patients will be scheduled for an education appointment where they will be shown proper oral care with sonic toothbrushes and water picks.

If you have received dental implants, we will teach you the specific techniques necessary to keep your implants and the surrounding gum tissue healthy.

Treating mild to severe gum disease

We use ultrasonic scaling and lasers to effectively treat gum disease without surgery.

To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.