New Patients: Your First Visit
Choose a dental practice that will know you by name. Welcome to Robert M. Kelso Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, where we offer exceptional dental care in a clean, modern setting. Our friendly staff looks forward to getting to know each of our patients on a personal level.
If you haven't been to the dentist in a while, there is no need to stress. The first time you visit us at Robert M. Kelso Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we will discuss your health history, past dental experiences, and any related anxieties you may have about dental care. To help us serve you best, we need to know what your expectations and needs are for treatment. Urgent concerns, like pain or a broken tooth, will be addressed immediately!
We Don’t Rush Your Care
Please reserve approximately 90 minutes of your time for your first visit with us. Dr. Kelso is well known for his comprehensive cleanings and exams, ensuring your best oral health. Our patients often tell us how impressed they are with their dental cleanings. We also take the time to get to know you personally, asking you about your family, what you do for fun, and what your upcoming plans are.
First, we will take a set of x-rays to provide a comprehensive view of your entire mouth, including the roots of your teeth and your jawbones. A periodontal exam will follow to evaluate your gum health and to screen for gum recession. If your gums have no swelling or deep pockets, we will continue with a preventive cleaning. Dr. Kelso will also check your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, and assess your TMJ to make sure no problems are developing.
Finally, Dr. Kelso will determine whether you need any type of restorative treatment and even show you the findings on our high resolution intraoral camera! If you do need treatment, we will work together to come up with a customized plan that addresses your needs and which you are comfortable with.
Save Time Before You Arrive
Do you dislike spending twenty minutes filling out paperwork when all you want is to see the dentist? Our new patient forms are available online so you can fill them out in the convenience of your own home.
Give our Knoxville office a call to schedule your first visit with us today! Dr. Kelso and our friendly staff look forward to meeting you.