For many patients, seeing the same doctors year after year is a matter of satisfaction and convenience. However, if the patient leaves town and moves elsewhere, the quest for new doctors begins. To assist you in a situation like this, we've compiled this informative article on 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!
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Your first step is to call our office and set up an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and get to know him better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
If you are pleased with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the 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 you to fill out your personal information, such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. You will also be required to complete a medical history form providing complete information regarding any past medical treatments, dental problems and details about 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 the forms before coming to the clinic. This means that you can visit our website and fill out the enrollment form online. This saves you time and ensures you a hassle-free scheduling process and an efficient and effective visit. Patients can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information is 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 comprehensive exam is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning process so that there are no extra particles in your mouth before moving onto the 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, the dentist still might ask you questions about your teeth during your exam if anything there is anything unusual not indicated in the forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth, providing a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental x-rays as they provide the dentist a much detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The dentist will be able to easily spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with the panoramic x-ray. X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found in your mouth. They may also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic.
Once your appointment is finished at Greenway Center Dentistry, in , , and have discussed your future treatment and have had your questions answered, the denitst will ask you toschedule a follow-up session. These follow-up sessions are mostly for cleaning and preparing your teeth for any upcoming procedures.
It is highly recommended for patients to attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decaay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, youir teeth are thoroughly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.