What to Expect for New Patients
First, thank you for choosing and trusting Dr. Hervas and My Dentist dental practice in Austin with your family’s dental needs. We know how daunting it can be to find a dental team with whom you feel comfortable in the city.
Now, your next step should be scheduling a checkup with Dr. Hervas before any problems or emergencies arise.
Booking Your First Dental Appointment
You can request an appointment today using the contact form on our website, or simply call the number (512) 454-5219 to talk to one of our friendly team members. The online option allows you to contact us at your convenience, day or night, and then we’ll get back to you promptly to suggest an opening and confirm your consultation.
New Patient Forms
We have provided our patient forms online for you to download and complete before your visit. This saves you the effort of filling out the form after you get to the office.
Your First Dental Visit
A typical new patient dental consultation at My Dentist in Austin includes:
- Taking a full health history - Before the actual checkup, we will go through your health history to identify any oral or general health concerns that we should keep an eye on. This is a vital step to help us provide you with the best care possible.
- Full examination - The dentist will examine your gums and teeth to determine how well you brush and floss your teeth. He will also inspect your entire mouth for any signs of damage, infections, disease, or symptoms of other conditions like oral cancer. The objective is to identify any problems that may need immediate treatment or intervention.
- X-rays - Depending on the symptoms, your risk of diseases, age, and other factors, our dentist may recommend x-rays to diagnose underlying problems such as abscesses, impacted teeth, decay between teeth, cysts or tumors, and damage to the jawbones. We use modern equipment that emits virtually zero radiation, so there’s no need to be afraid.
- Professional cleaning - Nearly every dental visit involves professional cleaning to remove built up plaque and calculus below the gumline that may cause gum disease, bad breath, cavities, and other problems.
Depending on the results of your first visit, our dentist will discuss with you when your next dental visit will be, usually between 3 and 6 months, or sooner if further treatment is required, such as tooth extraction or dental repair or restoration.