What are the first steps for a patient who hasn’t been to a dentist in a long time?

First, we’ll take x-rays of your entire mouth. X-rays help Dr. Tinkle or Dr. Yoon diagnose necessary treatment as well as any potential problems. After that, your doctor will conduct a comprehensive dental exam. The information gathered from your initial visit will be enough for your doctor to prepare a customized treatment plan for you that you can follow at your own pace.