Welcoming Visit / First Appointment
If / When you’re comfortable with moving forward, we’ll do an “absolutely painless” visual exam of your teeth. But you will never be judged or embarrassed. The #1 reason people put off their dental care often has nothing to do with fear or pain, but with the guilt of having put off the dental care they needed. We are a “No-Guilt, No Lecture Dental Office”.
You Don’t Have to Be Afraid Anymore!
When you are completely comfortable with the idea, we will take the necessary x-rays to diagnose and recommend a treatment plan for you. Normally, we ask for a few days to give the doctor time to read the x-rays, review your needs and desires and recommend a treatment plan for you. However, we have a significant number of patients who travel to see us. We make every effort to schedule appointments for the initial visit in the morning and have those patients from out of town return in the afternoon for the consultation visit. We want to avoid, if possible, having you travel more than necessary. We have found that many of our patients find it helpful at this second visit to bring with them a spouse or someone with whom they feel secure. It is at this time that we will discuss your insurance benefits (if indeed you have insurance) and present the options for your choice of treatment as well as discuss finances.
Dr. Klein will decide what medicine is best for you to be sedated for your dental appointment. We ask that a friend or family member accompany you to the office. By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy. You will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, Dr. Klein and our staff will take care of your every need. When your treatment is completed, your companion or care taker will escort you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.
Most patients feel no discomfort or residual effects from the dental visit and you’ll be thrilled with all the compliments you will get.You may think this is too good to be true. The best part of sedation dentistry is that you will be so comfortable while you are having all your dental work done that we want it to be the most pleasurable experience at a dental office that you have ever had.
Your only concern during your sedation is to relax and let our team and the medication take care of you. Our goal is to have you feel comfortable and well cared for. Medicines work differently for different people. The majority of our patients rest, snore, dream and then awaken to little or no memory of their appointments. Some people sleep more lightly than others, yet are comfortable during the appointment. Trust us to keep you our #1 priority. We are the happiest when you are happy. We call this our win-win theory. We look forward to completing your dental treatment in a comfortable, precise, and effective manner. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our extensively-trained staff. You may call us at any time at