On your first appointment with McAllister Dentistry, you will be welcomed into our office and introduced to Dr. John McAllister and his team. We will take you through the comprehensive exam process, explain everything to you, and encourage your input as we spend time together.

We want our patients to understand and participate in the comprehensive exam, so we will take time to get to know you as an individual, interview you about your past dental experiences, answer your questions, and listen to your concerns. We will work together to discover the aspects of your oral health, dental needs, and appearance that can be improved.

A comprehensive exam is complete and thorough. It involves having X-rays, photographs, and examinations of your teeth, gums, and jaw.

The team at McAllister Dentistry will take different types of X-rays depending on your individual needs.

If necessary, we will also take close-up photographs of your teeth and face. All X-rays and photos are important because they help Dr. John McAllister evaluate the health of individual teeth, help him assess the condition of any existing restorations, such as fillings or crowns, and aid in discussions about any cosmetic or aesthetic concerns you may have.

Dr. John McAllister will give you a complete check up that includes an assessment of your teeth, your gums and other soft tissue, and an oral cancer screen. Dr. John McAllister will evaluate the current condition of your teeth, jaw joint, and jaw muscles, and evaluate how well your teeth fit together.

We know you will enjoy your first visit and find it interesting and informative. To learn more and to schedule your first visit and comprehensive dental exam in Hickory,North Carolina, we welcome you to contact our dental office today.