Your First Visit
At The Dental Practice, we want you to have the very best experience to complement what we believe is the very best in dental care.
From the moment you step through the door, we hope you will feel at home and enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere we endeavor to provide. If you are visiting us for the first time you will be greeted by one of our reception team who will make you feel welcome and at ease. After completing the new patient registration form, a member of our clinical team will escort you to one of our state of the art clinics to begin your consultation. We use this time to sit and chat about your dental health, any concerns you may have and to establish your dental needs and how we can help you.
Our comprehensive examination includes:
Radiographs – Where necessary, we will take digital x-rays of your teeth so we can assess the health of the foundations of your current smile.
Photographs – Essential for treatment planning and a great communication tool to use with our patients and laboratories.
Tooth Check – A thorough assessment of the health, function and appearance of your teeth and any existing restorations.
Gum Health – We will carry out an extensive gum assessment to assess the foundation of your teeth. We may recommend an Active Maintenance programme with one of our hygienists who will continue your service of care.
Jaw Joint – We assess your external jaw joints because the regular occurrence of headaches and migraines is often closely related to ‘bite’ issues.
Internal Soft Tissue – We assess the health of tongue, cheeks, and palate, and routinely carry out a comprehensive Oral Cancer Screening at each maintenance visit.
External Soft Tissue – We assess the glands muscles and glands of your head and neck.
Lifestyle – We will discuss your existing diet and lifestyle, including factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption, which can affect the health of your teeth. We will also ask you about your general health and medication.
About You – We always promise to listen to and understand your wants and needs. We believe that it’s important to get to know you, to build a sense of trust, in order to give you the care you need and deserve.
Should any treatment be necessary or desirable, we will discuss this with you and answer any questions you may have. After careful consideration and planning, a bespoke dental treatment plan will be put together for you detailing your treatment options and the costs involved. We always welcome your input and your questions. Our aim is that you are completely happy with the outcome of your dental treatment so it is of utmost importance to us that you feel fully informed and comfortable at all times. Subsequent consultations are free of charge until such time you have made an informed decision on your treatment.
It may be that following your consultation your teeth and mouth are found to be in great shape and you are happy with your smile! In this case, we will look forward to seeing you on a regular six-monthly active maintenance programme with one of our dental hygienists to maintain a bright, healthy smile. She will clean your teeth thoroughly, give any advice on oral health and you will also receive our complimentary oral health care pack.
Click here to find out more about our active maintenance programme or extensive treatment options.