Your First Dental Visit

Ask any dentist and they’ll tell you the same thing – the best way to treat painful and costly oral health issues is to avoid them altogether! Whether your teeth are all-natural or you’ve had restorations, your smile will thrive in an environment that is clean and properly maintained. Regular trips to the dentist and proper home care are a surefire way to guarantee a healthy, beautiful smile. And Dr. Neil Salesky will arm you with all the tools you need to keep your mouth looking and feeling its best.

You’re in great hands at Southington Dentistry in Plantsville, CT. Our friendly staff will walk you through all the steps to maintain your healthy smile – from implementing simple prevention methods into your daily routine to diagnosing conditions that could lead to bigger problems down the road.

How often should I visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit their dentist every six months to make sure their smiles remain in top shape. The staff at Southington Dentistry offers a variety of services for you and your family – including dental crowns and bridges, dentures, fillings, dental implants, root canal therapy, teeth cleaning, contouring and bonding, and periodontal care and treatment.

Will I need to get X-rays?

Often, patients will get traditional x-rays during an initial exam. But with advancements in technology, cone beam imaging is now an option. Dr. Salesky can scan your mouth in seconds and get an accurate image of your entire mouth. These digital images can safely and accurately detect hidden abnormalities in your teeth – ones that could lead to bigger problems later on. With the ability to zoom in and manipulate an image, Dr. Salesky can get a clear picture of your oral health, resulting in more accurate diagnosis and better treatment plans.

What can I expect on my first visit?

The road to a healthy smile doesn’t end when you leave our office. During your first trip to Southington Dentistry, our staff will review some basic oral hygiene instructions to help you maintain a healthy, high-functioning set of teeth that you can be proud of.

To make sure your visit goes smoothly – come prepared! Be sure to make a list of questions or concerns you have for your dentist, including any oral pain or discomfort you’ve had. Our staff is here to ensure your visit to Southington Dentistry is one you’ll want to tell your friends about! Contact us today to schedule your visit.