A Thorough Medical History
At Calcagno Dentistry, your overall wellbeing is just as important to us as your oral health, so we obtain a complete medical history from all new patients to ensure that we provide the safest and most effective treatments. For instance, ultrasonic scalers used to deep clean teeth can interfere with the functioning of pacemakers and defibrillators. Also, local anesthetics may interact poorly with medications you are taking, or may not be well tolerated with certain health conditions. This is why you need to be completely forthcoming about your medical health at your first appointment, and update us at every appointment thereafter with new developments or changes in your medications. Even conditions you consider to be minor may affect your oral health, so let us know everything so that we can ensure your safety in the dental chair.
To obtain a baseline documentation of your current oral health condition, we perform a thorough oral examination using the most advanced dental technology. In addition to a complete physical examination, which includes a visual inspection of your mouth and gently probing your teeth and gums with dental instruments, we document your current condition with the use of digital X-rays and intraoral cameras. Tooth decay and gum disease detection are a snap with these and other technologies, which include DIAGNOdent, and voice recognition software. The data we obtain are saved to your electronic chart and used to determine the progress of your treatment, or to detect the smallest changes in your oral health. By documenting the wear on your teeth, your bite, and your current dental restorations, your Rochester family dentist can provide the most effective and precise treatment available.
Your Comfort is Our Priority
Our nurturing staff at Calcagno Dentistry will make your first visit and every visit as comfortable and easy as possible. Every treatment room is equipped with warming blankets and televisions to help you feel at ease, whether you are undergoing a simple exam and cleaning, or a more complex dental procedure. For those patients who feel a bit anxious about seeing the dentist, we provide one of the safest forms of relaxation: nitrous oxide. This anesthetic is inhaled through a facial mask, eliminating discomfort and inducing warm, relaxed feelings while it is being administered. As soon as the breathing apparatus is removed, the effects will wear off within minutes, with no hangover effect as you would have with anti-anxiety medications. With nitrous oxide, you can even drive yourself home from our office after your procedure. For comfortable, safe, and effective dental treatment, Dr. Calcagno and our compassionate team will treat you with gentle care every step of the way.
Schedule Your First Appointment Today
Take the first step on your path to a brighter, healthier smile! To schedule your first appointment, call Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659. Conveniently located in Rochester, MN, our office also welcomes patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.