For many patients, seeing the same doctors year after year is a matter of satisfaction and convenience. However, if those same patients have to relocate, the search for new doctors begins. To assist you in a situation like this, see below to find out how to prepare for the first time you see a new dentist in , .
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
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Your first step: Call our office and set up an appointment. Consultations are a great way to meet our dentist and get to know him better. Our dentist will discuss with you the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
Paperwork and Documentation
If you are pleased with our dentist after your first meeting, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before your appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.
This paperwork is divided into two categories, both of which need to be properly completed. The first one requires your personal details, such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. The second form requires you to provide medical history information regarding any past medical treatments, dental problems and details about your current dental insurance coverage, policy, and provider.
It is imperative for you to be precise in answering all the questions as any wrong answer could impact your future treatment.
Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling out these forms online before coming to our clinic. This ensures you a hassle-free appointment scheduling and an efficient and effective visit. Patients can download health history forms from our website and fill out all the required details. This information would be stored in our database and will be evaluated prior to your session. To download and fill the forms out prior to your appointment, please click the following link:
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning process. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned to remove any extra particles before your x-rays.
Our dentist will generally look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination and explain the procedure to you, accordingly. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from your forms, he might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is fairly common in the event that our dentist sees anything unusual or something which was not mentioned in the forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth, providing a clear image of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. A panoramic x-ray is the most common as it provides the dentist a much detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The dentist is able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures easily with a panoramic x-ray. X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe.
Post Examination Discussion
Once your dental checkup is completed, our dentist will discuss your results with you and guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found in your mouth. Our dentist may also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic.
As soon as your meeting has been conducted with our dentist at , in , , and you have discussed your future treatment and your queries about them in depth, we recommed that you schedule a follow-up session. These follow-up sessions are mostly for cleaning and preparing your teeth for the upcoming procedure.
It is highly recommended for patients to attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, your teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in great shape.