Your First Visit
Your initial appointment will consist of Dr. Franzetti and his staff listening carefully to your chief complaint(s) and reason(s) for visiting the office. There will then be a thorough review of your Medical and Dental Histories with a Comprehensive Periodontal Examination. In order to render accurate diagnoses, a diagnostic set of x-rays is usually required. Depending on the complexities of each case, patients are frequently asked to return to the office for a separate consultation regarding your specific treatment options.
If you are in extreme pain, we will make every effort to relieve your pain through emergency treatment, and then schedule you for the necessary follow-ups.
What to bring:
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any x-rays if applicable
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have dental insurance, bring your current insurance card. If you don't have one, we will need the subscriber number, group number, and phone number. This will save time and allow us to help you in the processing of your claim.
Important: All patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulation therapy, etc.)
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, please have them forwarded to our office as they may be helpful in your diagnosis. Digital X-rays can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If additional images or films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
Please print and complete the Health Questionnaire at home before your first appointment. If you need assistance with downloading or printing the questionnaire, please contact our office.