Your Initial Visit

Your Initial Visit to Beachside Dental in Oceanside, CA

A sample of your first visit to our office:

  • Understanding your major concerns
  • A complete review of your Medical and Dental History
  • Review of recent X-rays or taking a new series of X-rays
  • A complete oral exam including intra oral photos
  • A comprehensive treatment plan, primarily addressing your major concerns

If desired, a cleaning appointment can be scheduled with our hygienist. We want to make sure we answer as many questions as you may have on your initial visit. For this reason our office will try to appoint more time for you, on this visit. Subsequent cleaning and exam appointments are usually shorter. We understand that your time is valuable, so we have provided patient forms on this site to help shorten the registration process. Health History and HIPPA privacy forms required by our office can be easily downloaded (Patient Forms) and brought with you on your initial visit, they can be faxed, or emailed back to us.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are faster, have greater detail, and have finer detail than traditional x-ray images.
The computer era has brought us a dental technology called digital radiography. With this technology we use computerized equipment and software to capture x-ray images of your mouth and teeth by exposing a small sensor or plate that feeds the image into a computer. Digital radiography has many advantages over traditional film x-rays. It’s faster and safer and the x-ray images can be enhanced and electronically stored and retrieved. Taking digital x-rays is faster because the sensor is merely moved from tooth to tooth. And your x-ray can be seen on a computer monitor just moments after exposure. There’s no waiting for chemical development as with film packets. The lack of chemicals also makes digital x-rays safer for the environment. Digital radiography is safe for you too, because the unit is so sensitive the amount of x-ray radiation is up to 80% less than with conventional x-rays. Digital x-ray technology enables more efficient diagnosis and treatment because it provides a large easy to see image and it allows us to make adjustments and see details in the x-ray images. The digital x-rays can then become part of your dental record and be easily emailed to specialists and insurance companies. With digital radiography we can offer you faster and safer diagnosis and dental treatment.

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