We appreciate our patients, and we love to show them how much we value them every time we meet. Dr. Kathryn Jagow and our team look forward to getting to know you, and it all starts with your first appointment at our Mountlake Terrace dental office. To help you have the most positive, stress-free experience, here’s some helpful information on what to expect.
Information That We Need from You
When you call us to schedule your first appointment, a member of our dental team will explain what information we need before we can provide the treatment that is appropriate for your needs.
We will ask that you download, print, and complete our New Patient Form that provides us with valuable information. If you aren’t able to complete the paperwork beforehand, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so that you can fill out the form here at our dental office.
Please also bring your insurance ID cards and the credit cards you will be using for payment.
Your Comfort Is Our Goal
Our goal is to ensure your comfort with us and the process, and one way we accomplish this is by explaining what you can expect for your treatment. Open communication and active listening include answering your questions and explaining how we ensure your comfort.
If you deal with dental anxiety, we’ll discuss the best way to meet your individual needs and ensure you have a comfortable experience with us. Our patients appreciate thoughtful, comforting touches like TVs with noise-canceling headphones, blankets, and neck pillows. We also offer sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide for short-term relaxation during your procedure, and valium if you have a deeper level of anxiety.
Meeting with Your Dentist
When it’s time for your appointment, we will show you back to your treatment room and help you get settled comfortably in the dental chair. Dr. Jagow will introduce herself, ask about any concerns or questions you have, and review the information you provided.
She will then perform a comprehensive head and neck exam and oral cancer screening and take digital x-rays and intraoral photos of your teeth and mouth. You will then meet with one of our gentle, thorough dental hygienists who will polish your teeth and look for early signs of tooth decay and symptoms of gingivitis.
Dr. Jagow will discuss our findings with you, explain your treatment options, and work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your oral health goals.
Before you leave our office, we will explain how your dental insurance applies to the proposed treatment, discuss the financing options we offer, and help you schedule future appointments as necessary.
We Look Forward to Welcoming You!
We would love to welcome you to our extended dental family! If you’re ready to schedule an appointment for your first visit to our Mountlake Terrace dental office, call Terrace Creek Dental Care.