New Patient Check up
At Gentle Dental we understand that for many patients that first step of attending the first check up at a new practice can be the most nerve wracking for a variety of reasons. Our aim on your first visit to us is not simply just to look at your teeth, we book out plenty of time so our dentist can speak to you about any concerns you may have or any treatments your interested in without feeling as if your being rushed. We try to get to know you as a person not just a set of teeth.
What to expect
On arrival for your first appointment you will be greeted by a member of our friendly reception team and asked to complete a short form asking for contact details and medical history. There will always be someone on hand who can assist with completing the form for patients who have difficulty.
Once we have all the information we need you will be called in for your appointment.. Our dentist J.J. will begin by asking some general questions about how you feel your oral heath is and if you have any concerns. He will then begin the examination looking at your teeth to chart any previous work you’ve had done and to check for any new or possible future problems. J.J will also check on the health of the soft tissues in your mouth and check your jaw joints. He will then take digital X-Rays to check the areas we can’t see.
If J.J. recommends any treatment you will then have an opportunity to discuss any options with him and he will explain what treatment is needed and why,. Once your happy you will return to reception to look at your treatment plan with a written quote, and to book any further appointments.
Our aim is for all of our patients to feel confident about returning to us for regular check up or treatment whenever it’s needed, comfortable in the knowledge they’re in control of the treatment they have and that the dentist has their best interests at heart.