First Visit & New Patient Exam

First Visit & New Patient Exam in San Antonio

Our friendly staff is here to make your visit as efficient and comfortable as possible.

Knowledgeable, friendly care

Dr. Young and his team are dedicated to providing you the best possible care in a warm and helpful environment. We ensure all your needs are taken care of from the moment you first call on us.

When you arrive for your first appointment you will meet our friendly staff who will make sure your visit is efficient and comfortable. Dr. Young will conduct a very thorough exam and really listen to your concerns. He thoroughly explains things in a way you can easily understand and he takes the time to give you all of your treatment options and answer any questions you may have.

Preserving your oral health for life

Dr. Young works to ensure your long-term oral health is preserved in addition to taking care of your immediate concerns. His goal is to help you preserve your teeth or dental implants so that they will last for life.

New Patient Exam

Our New Patient Exam includes thorough diagnostics and a detailed inspection by Dr. Young.

Getting you started

We will help you complete any needed paperwork when you come in and then take you to your treatment room, where you will be seated in our comfortable dental chair with massage functionality. After taking your vital signs, our assistant will get further information for the doctor from you.

Dr. Young will then join you in the exam room, review your medical and dental history and discuss your concerns and goals. He will do an initial inspection and obtain any needed X-rays

Digital X-rays

First Visit & New Patient Exam

We use digital X-rays, which emit less radiation and are more detailed than traditional X-rays.

When needed, we take full digital X-rays of your teeth and jaw. Digital X-ray devices emit only a small fraction of the radiation emitted by standard X-ray machines and the images are available in seconds. Digital X-ray images are often far sharper than standard X-ray film, making diagnosis faster and more accurate.

Cone Beam 3D CT scanner

When your treatment will include dental implants or address problems related to your jaw joint, Dr. Young will have you obtain a 3D CT scan at a local imaging facility. The scan creates a 3D 360 degree view of your teeth, jaw bone and surrounding structures.

These images can be magnified and viewed from any angle, allowing for very accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

Comprehensive examination

First Visit & New Patient Exam

Dr. Young will perform a comprehensive examination.

Depending on your situation and the reason for your visit, Dr. Young may also perform a comprehensive examination. He will thoroughly inspect your head, neck, jaw and mouth to see if there is any evidence of jaw joint troubles or of disease in your oral tissues, including signs of oral cancer, and will take any follow-up actions that may be needed.

Dr. Young will gently probe the depth of the gum pockets under your gum line to assess the severity of any gum disease that may be present. He will check the alignment of your bite and determine which teeth have shifted or are loose. He will also check your gum line to see if there has been any gum recession around your teeth.

Thorough education on findings and treatment options

First Visit & New Patient Exam

Dr. Young will explain his findings to you in detail, and answer any questions you may have about your treatment options.

Dr. Young will let you know his findings in detail and will explain all treatment options so you fully understand what your situation is and what you can expect of your treatment.

Dr. Young is known for his gentle chairside manner, and for really taking the time to listen to patients about their needs and concerns. He will answer all your questions so you can feel at ease and make a well-informed decision about your treatment.

Complimentary Consultations

If you think you may have gum disease, gum recession or if you are in need of dental implants, you can come in and talk with Dr. Young during a Complimentary Consultation. You will meet with Dr. Young, get to know our office, learn about treatment options and get all your questions answered. (The Complimentary Consultation includes an initial visual inspection of your mouth but does not include a full exam and X-rays as described above – this would be done separately). Find out more about our Complimentary Consultations here. 

To make an appointment, call 210‑660‑1050 or click here to request an appointment online.