First Visit

Your First Visit to Your Ocean Springs Family Dentist

Thank you for choosing Tyler McCabe Family Dentistry, your caring Ocean Springs dentist. Whether you're an adult, teen or child, we have created a comfortable environment in which you can feel confident about the dental care you receive. During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your dental needs.

What to Bring With You

When you arrive at our Ocean Springs dentist office, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms if you have not done this in advance. We ask that you fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office. Also, please assist us by providing the following information:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card. This will enable us to give you an estimate of your costs.
  • Patient care forms - convenient forms you can download, print and complete

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

At Tyler McCabe Family Dentistry, we believe that good dental care begins with open communication, and we promise to speak candidly with you. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with one common goal - keeping your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy! Your initial appointment at our Ocean Springs dentist office will last approximately one hour and include the following activities:

  • Our staff will gather a full history.
  • Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned by our expert technician.
  • Dr. McCabe will fully examine your teeth and gums.
  • We will likely take X-rays of your teeth.
  • Dr. McCabe will evaluate the diagnostic records, which help in diagnosing tooth decay, periodontal problems, jaw issues and any signs of oral cancer.
  • Dr. McCabe and his staff will provide you with a detailed summary, outlining any existing dental complications and a treatment plan. They will give you an oral hygiene instructions to take home, along with any other suggestions to help you care for your teeth.
  • You may want to make your next appointment - for either treatment follow-up or your next six-month check-up - before you leave the office.

Call your Ocean Springs Family Dentist!

If you have any questions before you arrive to your first visit, please don't hesitate to contact us at (228) 875-7462. We know you will be satisfied with our quality, caring dentistry staff. We look forward to you returning many times, whether for regular cleanings, or treatments from root canals to cosmetic veneers. We're here to take care of your family's dental needs.