Your First Visit
We believe no two patients are alike. We take pride in learning how we can make a difference for each and every patient, as the goals you have are unique to you.
We believe in taking the time to listen and understand your long-term goals, your vision for your oral and overall health, your expectations, timelines and life circumstances because we realize that all of these factors affect your ability to choose and follow through with comprehensive dentistry.
We find that individuals strive for different levels of health and we honor that. We want to help you reach the best level of health for you and hope you'll choose excellence. Any patient can achieve excellence, if we continually build toward that goal, by keeping quality the constant and time the variable.
There are a number of reasons to visit a dentist. Many of our patients come to us seeking regular hygienic care, while others have sought us for our expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. A few have even contacted us in severe discomfort. Whatever the reason, our trained experienced staff will help make your first appointment appropriate to your needs and desires.
Our Comprehensive Examination
Our approach to dentistry is proactive. People plan many important things in life, but rarely for a future of health. We believe most aspects of health can be planned and we enjoy helping our patients look 10-20 years into their future and envisioning what they would like to have happen.
Good health doesn't happen by accident and if you're not moving toward health, you are likely breaking down. We believe in looking at our patients’ health comprehensively in order to help our patients achieve their preferred future goals.
To this end, we perform a very thorough oral examination. Our comprehensive exam is a two-part exam. On the first visit we discuss your goals and discuss our beliefs and philosophy as well as yours. We then take the necessary records to find out where you are currently.
On the second visit, we review these records with you. Once you understand your current condition, we listen for the changes you think you'd like to make and help you develop a plan to get from where you are to where you want to be. We really enjoy this process and so do our patients.
Limited Exam and Consultation
This meeting includes an initial oral examination and a series of limited records, often including digital photo images taken of your smile and teeth. Although, this exam is not complete, we are able to generally assess your oral condition, offer cosmetic and restorative suggestions, give a ballpark estimate of costs involved, and recommend the steps required before beginning treatment.
Emergency appointments are also available with Dr. Watts at our first availability. Please contact our office, so we can determine the appropriate appointment tailored for your needs.
Our Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
We are highly trained in diagnosis and treatment planning and believe that these are the most valuable services we can provide. Once we have a goal for the future and have properly diagnosed the problems, we think through all the details of treatment options and their affects on the rest of the system.
It takes time to develop an appropriate strategic plan, but with an excellent, properly sequenced plan, achieving the patients’ desired outcomes is assured. We are trained to diagnose the needs for all aspects of dentistry, even though we might not treat them all. We work closely with a team of specialists and lab technicians to provide the best outcome for our patients.
The setting in our office typifies the care and comfort provided to our patients. Going to the dentist does not have to be an uncomfortable or unpleasant experience. Some of our spa-like amenities include:
- Aromatherapy comfort wrap
- Chair massage
- Neck pillows
- Eye covers or sunglasses
- Oral sedation (sleep dentistry)
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
- Drink and Snack Bar
- Coming to the dental office of Dr. Watts is like going to a relaxing luxury retreat.
Visiting the dentist can and should be a comfortable and pain free experience. The entire team of Dr. Watts understands that many people feel anxious about coming to the dentist, and take great pride in their ability to insure your relaxation and comfort.
Our office is trained in the use of sedative drugs that will reduce your anxiety associated with dentistry and help insure a pleasant experience. Sedation dentistry allows you to be conscious, yet mildly sedated during your dental treatment.
You awaken refreshed with little or no recollection of your dental visit. Be sure to let Dr. Watts know of any special concerns you may have about treatment. If you have questions about sedation dentistry, please contact our office for more information.