You Ask — We Answer
WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?
On the day of your appointment you will be asked to complete a medical history questionnaire. Following this you will meet your dentist who will ask you some questions to ascertain the purpose of your visit and any concerns you may have to ensure that your needs are met. There will be a thorough examination of your mouth including your teeth and gums and x-rays will be taken to check for decay and check your fillings. Then the dentist will discuss any treatment you need and make a plan with you.
CAN I SEE THE HYGIENIST WITHOUT SEEING A DENTIST FIRST?
Yes you can. Hygienists have the direct access following changes by the General Dental Council in 2014. You can call the practice and arrange to have a hygiene. We do recommend seeing the dentist once or twice year and the hygienist can advised you on this at your visit as well.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I ATTEND FOR CHECKUP?
The minimum an adult should be seeing a dentist is once in 2 years but this will depend on the condition of your teeth and your treatment needs. A child should attend a minimum of twice a year. The assessment is made by your dentist and you will be informed at the appointment how often you should be attending to ensure your teeth stay healthy.