Some people grow up visiting the dentist every 6 months, for others the first time they go to the dentist may be as an adult.
If it has been a while since you have been to the dentist, you might be feeling a little nervous.
Knowing what happens during your first appointment can make you feel more comfortable as you know what is happening next
Meet Dr Steven
When you arrive at Clubb Dental, the first thing is completing your medical and dental history forms. You will then meet with Dr Steven and talk about the forms you have just completed. If you have any dental fears or worries please talk to us about them. Be sure to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit more comfortable.
The next step is taking x-rays - OPG's and Bitewing x-rays. Which x-rays we take depends on your age and also on when you last had x-rays taken. OPG x-rays are the full mouth xray and show all the teeth, jaw bone and the relationship between your teeth. Bitewing xrays give a closer view of the teeth.
X-rays allow us to see areas that would otherwise not be examined. We can see impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts, tumors or decay between the teeth
During your dental examination we examine at each tooth, your gums and the rest of your mouth. We are looking at any problem that needs treatment. We are also looking for what can be done to prevent problems in the future. In dentistry it is especially true to catch a problem while it is small means a simpler and less expensive solution, before it becomes a larger and more expensive.
We then do a professional cleaning where we use special tools to remove any plaque and tartar build up since your last dental appointment (or ever). Everyone needs a professional cleaning at least every 6 months, even if you brush your teeth regularly. There is nothing better than the feeling of just cleaned teeth from the dentist.
Discussing the Results
Dr Steven will then discuss with you what has been found during the full mouth examination and also from the x-rays that have been taken. From here a plan can be designed that is specific to you and the outcomes you are looking for for your teeth. Some patients want a Hollywood smile while others want just the minimum amount done to keep them out of pain. Together we come up with the plan that is right for you and your teeth.
For some people the plan is to continuing doing what they are already doing as their teeth are in great shape. For others treatment may be suggested to get the best outcomes
We always provide a written plan of any proposed treatment including costs so that you know exactly what to expect. We encourage you to ask us questions regarding any proposed treatment, even if you call us after you get home.
You now know what is happening during your 1st visit at Clubb Dental, it is now time to make your appointment.
A Special offer for any New Patients to Clubb Dental Pay nothing for your New Patient Checkup Appointment if you have private health Insurance, or pay $150 if you do not have private health insurance or have reached your limit