your first appointment
On arrival you will be welcomed by our friendly reception team. You will be asked to complete a medical history form and also to give some details about dental treatment you have received in the past & your expectations for your future treatment.
At your first dentist appointment
When it's time for you to see the dentist, you will be shown into the surgery and given time to settle down before your examination or treatment begins. You can rest assured that we use a range of state of the art equipment to enable us to diagnose and treat problems as easily as possible. We're also fully computerised which means that your records are always easily accessible by our dentists and staff.
Your first appointment will be with Kam or Mary and it’s an opportunity for you to get to know each other. They will talk to you in detail to find out what you would like them to do for you. Then they will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, soft tissue, jaw joints, and occlusion (bite). They will normally take digital X-rays as these show what can’t be seen directly – those areas between, inside and underneath your teeth, gums, and the bone supporting your teeth - and are often essential for diagnosing the causes of pain or discomfort. Kam and Mary will talk to you about, and explain, treatment options and provide a written estimate. They may also recommend that you see one of our Dental Hygienists to maintain your oral health.
At your first hygienist appointment
Our hygienists are registered and experienced dental care professionals who have the responsibility of helping you keep your mouth in the best possible state of health. The gums and bone around your teeth are their foundations, and preventing and treating periodontal (gum) disease is of prime importance for a healthy, pain free mouth throughout life.
Your hygienist will carry out a thorough investigation of your gums to identify any areas where you may have, or could develop, gum disease. She will explain exactly what she finds and involve you in discovering the best ways for you to remove the damaging plaque from all the nooks and crannies where it collects, by tooth brushing, flossing, and other techniques.
She will carry out any necessary professional cleaning. If you have gum disease which is more advanced, then more than one visit may be necessary.
After your appointment
For your next appointment we'll arrange the best times to suit your diary. Friday afternoon and Saturday appointments are available because we know many people need to juggle work and family.
Before you leave us, don’t forget to stock up on oral hygiene products from our shop where you’ll find a range of dental products at competitive prices.
We know that it’s easy to get out of the habit of seeing a dentist. So if it’s been a while, don’t worry, we are here to help.
We look forward to seeing you.