At your first visit, the reception staff will ask you to complete a medical history questionnaire and other relevant paper work to get ready for your appointment. This ensures that the dentist is fully aware of any pre-existing conditions, which may affect their assessments and possible treatments.
At your appointment time the dentist will welcome you into the surgery and there will be an opportunity to get to know us, to explain the reasons why you've come to see us and to tell us about any dental problems you may be having. Dentist will then thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, jaw joint and bite and cancer checks. They will usually take x-rays to determine whether the difficult to reach areas between the teeth and underneath fillings are healthy.
Following a thorough consultation with your dentist, the dentist will then discuss with you the findings of the examination and take time to discuss any treatment options available and what that would involve. Your treatment options will be discussed and an estimate of the cost for the treatment will be given to you. Complex courses of treatment may require further visits to discuss the results of radiographs, study models, photographs. Written treatment plans will be given for all but the very basic courses of treatment. We are here to help you and do our best to make you feel at ease.
Our dentists are very approachable and happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Once you have had time to read this treatment outline there would be an opportunity to ask questions before any final decisions on treatment are made.