Patient question: "What should I expect during my first visit?"


Thanks for the question. Your first visit with Dr. Michael McCarthy and Dr. Cristen Lindal typically includes an x-ray that allows us to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay.

The initial visit also involves getting your medical history. When you share your medical history with us, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Please let us know 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. Please also let us know about any changes in your health or medications. This information will us select the most safe and effective method of treatment path for you.

When you’re ready to take the next step in improving the health and beauty of your smile, feel free to contact our Camarillo dental office and schedule a complimentary consultation.