What to Expect on Your First Visit

Finding a new dental office can be a challenge. At Beardstown Family Dental in Beardstown, Illinois, our excellent service and knowledgable, friendly team will ensure you receive the personalized dental care you deserve.

Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message.  And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Initial Consultation

Your first step is to call our office and set up a consultation. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet your dentist and get to know him or her better. Your dentist can talk with you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.

New Patient Paperwork and Documentation

If you are satisfied with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be asked to fill out a New Patient Form along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to complete these forms.

You may also complete the form before coming to the clinic by clicking on the following link: 

New Patient Form.

Comprehensive Exam

All first-time patients will undergo a comprehensive exam. Your dentist will listen to your chief complaints, concerns and expectations. The dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. He or she will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam will also likely include dental x-rays.

X-Rays

X-rays are a means of diagnosing problems that can otherwise go unnoticed. Tooth decay, abscesses, impacted teeth, or jawbone damage will all be visible on an x-ray. 

Post Examination Discussion

After your dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will discuss your oral health, including your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and any other oral health problems, and preventive measures you can take to improve and protect your oral health.

Treatment Plan

After your dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will discuss your oral health, including your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and any other oral health problems, and preventive measures you can take to improve and protect your oral health.