Your First Visit
From the first day you join our dental family, we will cater to your dental needs. Prior to the new patient visit, please fill complete the comprehensive medical and dental history online, since it is important in reviewing up-to-date information about your total health. Inform the doctors if you have experienced recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking - whether prescription or over-the-counter products - and the name of your physician. Inform the doctors of any changes in your health or medications. This information will help them select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
Our comprehensive adult new patient visit is typically 90 minutes. A member of our clinical team takes digital dental x-rays, intraoral photos; performs CariVu laser cavity detection, periodontal exam (evaluation of the gums), Velscope oral cancer screening, and a complete oral exam. Dr. Helton explains the diagnosis and treatment plan and a member of our clinical team will review the best way to fit your personalized dental care into your budget. Patients will have a thorough understanding of their dental health and dental care goals after visiting our office.
We encourage regular checkups for individuals age two and up. Most people find that it is valuable to have a checkup at least every six months so Dr. Helton can:
- Check for problems that you might not see or feel
- Find early signs of decay
- Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable
Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by the doctor. During the oral exam, Dr. Helton will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. At each visit, she will also check old fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.
Regular checkup appointments typically take 30 to 60 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.
We are located at the corner of 116th Street and Guilford Avenue at the 116th Street Centre on the 2nd Floor.
890 E 116th Street Suite 210
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 575-8993
Fax: (317) 575-8987
Monday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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