At your first visit, we will begin with a complete exam, which is a thorough exam of not only your teeth, but also your gums, surrounding tissues, jaw and neck. A set of digital x-rays are usually taken, this includes a Panoramic view that shows all your teeth and jaw bones and a smaller set of more detailed bite views to show cavities and gum disease. If requested, a cleaning may also be done at your first visit. A complete exam followed by dental x-rays play an important role in helping the dentist provide diagnosis and treatment options. The dentist will then take some time to discuss proposed treatment options and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.