First Appointment With Morris Periodontics
Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:
- Your referral slip and any x-rays you may have been given from your Dentist.
- A list of medications you are currently taking; prescriptions, over the counter, vitamins, etc.
- If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.
Please note that under Online Forms in this website you can print a copy of our Patient Health History as well as a HIPAA form. These can be filled out at home and brought to the office at your initial visit, which will save you time! Please allow approximately 60 minutes for your initial visit. If you are experiencing discomfort or having an emergency situation, Dr. Morris will make every attempt during normal business hours to see you that day. We strive to be punctual with all of our appointments, as we know that your time is very valuable.
All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to treatment (i.e., artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring premedication, severe diabetes, osteoporosis medications, hypertension, may be pregnant, cancer patient on radiation and/or chemotherapy, latex allergy). We will complete an in depth medical and dental health history.
A comprehensive oral examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite malfunctions, intra-oral and extra-oral cancer screening, Jaw joint disfunction (TMJ), hot and cold sensitive teeth and other signs of periodontal and dental disease. We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal exam can be done with little or no discomfort, depending on the severity of your periodontal condition. We will need current periodontal radiographs, in order to see disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken radiographs, you may request that they be forwarded to us or bring them to your initial examination. Periodontal examinations require a ‘full mouth’ series of radiographs for diagnosis purposes. We use state-of-the-art Digital Radiography.