Your first visit

Your first visit is very important because it is the opportunity for you to meet the dentist and the dental team.

Before attending it may be useful for you to consider what aspects of your smile or the health of your teeth or gums that you would like to improve, if any, in order that you can ask questions at this visit.

You will be asked to fill in a medical history form and once you are in the surgery and have met the dentist they will ask you about your previous dental experiences and treatment and whether you have any problems in your mouth that you are aware of.

They will examine your mouth to determine the health of the teeth and surrounding tissues.

This will involve checking lips, tongue, cheeks, roof and floor of your mouth, and jaw joints as well as the teeth themselves.

Usually the dentist will want to take xrays of your teeth in order to be able to make a full assessment.

When the dentist has completed your examination the findings will be discussed with you.

This is usually on the same visit but in more complex cases you may be asked to return at a later date once the dentist has had the opportunity to consider treatment options

If the dentist feels that treatment is required an explanation is given followed by a discussion of options and you can take this opportunity to ask questions. You will be given a written treatment plan and an estimate for you to consider.

Our receptionist will be happy to offer you an appointment should you wish to proceed.