Thank you for choosing our office for all your dental needs. If you have not already done so, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment.
Your initial oral examination will take a little more time than a regularly scheduled visit. Your first visit includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We would like to take the time to speak with you and understand your goals and desires for your dental treatment and answer any concerns you may have. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
At Martin and Rutledge we understand that emergencies can occur at any time, and the comfort and safety of our patients is our priority. If an accident happens, rest assured that we also offer emergency dental service.
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage.
A knocked-out tooth or other dental emergency can cause panic in any person, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach any dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible.