Your new patient examination will be performed by the dentist at your initial dental visit. The examination will include a detailed charting of your teeth, gingival tissues (gums) and a full series of dental-rays. This visit will often be followed by a complementary treatment discussion appointment with the doctor. At that time your dental health will be discussed. Recommendations for necessary treatment will be made, explained and discussed. A cost estimate for dental services will be given at this treatment discussion appointment.