We would like to make your first visit to the practice as pleasurable as possible. You will be greeted by one of our reception team who will ask you for your medical history form. You may find it easier if you download the form and bring it with you for your first appointment. If you have any problems filling in your forms, we will give you all the help you need. Please bring a list of any medications that you are currently taking.
We will invite you to sit in our comfortable waiting room. This area has been created for your pleasure and convenience.
Our dentist will then invite you into the surgery to have a chat about your personal dental needs and concerns. Our philosophy is to ensure that all patients are fully informed about the treatment options available and understand the procedures involved, giving you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like.
Your dental examination will include the following aspects:
- Examination of each tooth for signs of dental disease such as tooth decay or gum disease.
- Mouth cancer screen.
- Any relevant small x-rays that may be needed to aid in complete diagnosis.
- Discussion of findings and the treatment options available. This will include viewing of specific sites using an intra-oral camera and the relevant x-rays. At that time an estimate of treatment costs will be discussed along with payment options and an idea of timescales.
- A written treatment plan estimate will be provided. You will then return to see one of our receptionists, who will arrange your next appointment to best suit your requirements.
It's as easy as that.
If the treatment is of a complex nature, it may be necessary to organise a subsequent appointment to discuss the findings and potential treatment options.