What To Expect At Your First Visit

Choosing a new family dentist in Hackettstown is a big decision, and one that we take as seriously as you do. Starting with letting you know what to expect at your all-important first visit, our warm & caring expert team is dedicated to giving you the support and education you want and need to make confident decisions for your family’s care.  

Choosing a new family dentist in Hackettstown is a big decision, and one that we take as seriously as you do. Starting with letting you know what to expect at your all-important first visit, our warm & caring expert team is dedicated to giving you the support and education you want and need to make confident decisions for your family’s care.  

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Front Desk

When you arrive for your first appointment, we’ll ensure that we have your complete medical and dental history and collect your insurance information. This is so we can help you maximize your benefits while we tailor your dental experience to suit your individual needs. If you’d like to prepare ahead of your visit, you can fill out our secure online form. Otherwise, just come a few minutes early and you can fill them out when you arrive – the choice is always yours.


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Diagnostics

At West Morris Dental we care about you, our team, and the environment, so we use digital x-rays and imaging with up to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays. This protects your family while also minimizing the waste of film paper and exposure to chemicals. Plus, we can review the results together almost immediately while we discuss your options!


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Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene care – or cleanings – are an important part of preventing dental diseases. A regular cleaning schedule in addition to your homecare routines ensures that your teeth are free of plaque and tartar and that your gums are healthy and fit snugly around your teeth. Your first-visit hygiene appointment takes a little longer than usual because we take the time to create a baseline of your gum health. Then your hygienist will gently remove any plaque or tartar and polish your teeth. If your individual needs suggest a fluoride treatment, it will also be applied. If you are in any way uncertain about how you are doing with your oral healthcare at home, we encourage you to ask questions, so we can help.


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Checkup

Your first checkup will take a little longer because this is where you get a chance to speak with the doctor and discuss what you like and dislike about your smile – and the options that could help. We also take the time to check your tooth health, including any prior restorations to ensure they are still working properly. We review your x-rays for any potential problems and then the dentist will make treatment recommendations based on these findings, taking into consideration your individual needs and desires for your smile. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like so you can always feel confident that we are working towards the same goals for your oral health and smile.


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Treatment 
Coordination

Whether you have complex needs or simply require a regular cleaning schedule, treatment coordination helps you get the care that helps you stay healthy and happy with your smile. As an affordable dentist in Hackettstown, we work hard to help you understand the treatments recommended to you, submit predetermination paperwork to your insurance company, and help you maximize your coverage. If you require interest-free or low-interest options to help pay for your care, this is where we work with you to get you the care you need. And it doesn’t end when you leave our office. If you have any questions once you have gone home, just give us a call. We’re here to help.