What to Expect
We aim to make your visits as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. When you arrive at the practice you will be welcomed by a member of the reception team, whereupon we will ask you to fill out a form which includes information about your personal details and medical history. If you have any problems or questions about the form then please do not hesitate to ask us. On the day of your first appointment it would also be helpful if you could bring a list of any medications you are taking or have taken in the past.
While you wait for your appointment we encourage you to relax in our comfortable and calming waiting area. This has been specifically designed to provide patients with a relaxing oasis.
Your dentist will greet you and take you to the consultation room for a brief, informal chat about your personal details and dental history. It is important to us that all patients are able to make well-informed decisions about their dental treatment - which is why provide our clients with clear, thorough explanations of treatments. If you have any questions please feel free to discuss them with our dental team.Your dentist will then examine your mouth:
- Examination of the individual teeth to check for warning signs of tooth decay, gum disease or damage.
- Screening check for mouth cancer; this includes an examination of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth to check for abnormalities or symptoms associated with oral cancer.
- X-rays, if required.
- A discussion of the findings of the examination and treatment recommendations where applicable. If you do require treatment your dentist will explain the options available and use diagnostic tests to determine the best possible pathway.
- A written treatment plan and a cost estimate will be provided for the patient, after which they will be advised to make a return appointment with one of our receptionists.
In some cases, when complex treatment is required, it is necessary to make another appointment before treatment begins. This is to enable your dentist time to discuss the findings of the examination and provide additional information about the available treatment options.