Your dentist will talk with you and perform a full examination, which is often all that is required. This is an opportunity for you to explain what you need and/or expect from our team. It’s also a chance for you to discuss any dental concerns you may have or how you would like to improve your smile.
The first people that will welcome you are our friendly reception staff, who will ask you to fill out a medical form. At the time of your consultation, you will provide some information such as x-rays from previous providers and a list of your current medications.
What Happens During Your First Appointment
The full oral assessment helps your dentist to accurately plan which treatment would be suitable for the health of your teeth and gums. During the examination, we will:
Check your teeth (for early signs of decay and other problems) and the way you bite
Perform a thorough examination of your gums and the surrounding bone of each tooth
Look at your original restorations (tooth fillings, dental crowns, veneers, etc.)
Check your tongue, throat, cheeks and lips for signs of oral cancer
Evaluate your dental health and appearance
Take complete x-rays for your teeth
Dental x-rays for teeth are taken to check for decay inside the tooth or between the teeth, abscess or cysts on the roots of your teeth, tooth and root positions and bone loss.
Once the complete assessment is done, your dentist will discuss the findings with you. In addition, they will discuss your personal goals with you, provide answers to your questions, and address any issues you may have. The information your dentist has gathered will be used to create a comprehensive dental plan that will help you attain and maintain your healthy, beautiful smile.
Your Initial Consultation at Ek Dental Surgery
At Ek Dental Surgery, we believe that good dental care starts with open and honest communication. We will speak with you candidly regarding any symptoms present that may necessitate further dental treatment, our diagnosis, alternative options, and our recommendations. Our goal is to keep your smile as healthy and beautiful as possible and increase the quality of your life by keeping you away from the pain and discomfort caused by oral health problems.
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