New Dental Patients In South Bend, IN

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The first time you visit us at Tulip Tree Dental Care, we will discuss your health history, past dental experiences, and any related anxieties you may have about dental care. To help us serve you best, we need to know what your expectations and needs are for dental treatment. Urgent concerns, like pain or a broken tooth, will be addressed immediately!

front desk at Tulip Tree Dental CareNervous about visiting the dentist? Have a child with you? We provide tours of our office upon request to take the uncertainty out of your visit. We also offer safe, effective laughing gas to both our pediatric and adult patients to help them relax in the dental chair.

Take All The Time You Need

We prioritize our patients and that means we take all the time you need to discuss your oral health needs and make sure you're comfortable with Dr. Hurcomb and your proposed treatment plan.

After reviewing your new patient paperwork, we will take a set of x-rays to provide a comprehensive view of your entire mouth, including the roots of your teeth and your jawbones.

A periodontal exam will follow to evaluate your gum health and to screen for gum recession. If your gums have no swelling or deep pockets, we will continue with a preventive cleaning. Finally, Dr. Hurcomb will determine whether you need any type of restorative dental treatment and answer any questions you have about your dental care.

Let's Get Your Whole Mouth Healthy!

If our dental team sees evidence of gum disease or inflammation during your exam, we'll take a slightly different approach before starting any restorative treatment.

Before regular oral care, your gums need to be healthy - they are the foundation for your entire smile! Keeping your gums healthy is important to your overall wellness, cardiovascular system, and respiratory health, among others.

Save Time Before You Arrive

Do you dislike spending twenty minutes filling out paperwork when all you want is to see the dentist? Our new patient forms are available online so you can fill them out in the convenience of your own home!


Call Tulip Tree Dental Care to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hurcomb today!

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