Your First Visit
Don’t worry, we understand that a lot of people don’t like coming to the dentist, the first thing to realise is that you are not alone. For this reason your first visit is all about finding out what you need from us, there will be no treatment unless you are in pain and specifically request it.
Our Initial consultation appointment is for 45 minutes which gives plenty of time to find out about you in a comfortable and relaxed manner.
Firstly we will have a chat to find out exactly what you feel about your teeth, this is to help us plan the best treatments for you, whether you just need a simple scale and polish or a full smile makeover.
Next we will have a look around your mouth and jaw, checking all the teeth and gums making sure there are no problems. We will also check your soft tissues looking for signs of anything unusual.
Then we will normally take x-rays which we can often look at in the same visit
After this we will discuss the treatments that may be required and give you a full treatment plan. Occasionally for more complex treatments additional visits may be required to produce a full treatment plan but we will always explain exactly what is needed.
Nervous patients Welcome
Are you nervous about coming to the dentist? Are you worried about going to a new practice? We understand that lots of people are nervous about dental appointments, especially when going to a new practice or if it has been a while since you last saw the dentist. From the receptionist to the dentist you are always welcome to discuss your concerns with our team. We take the time to find out how we can make your experience a comfortable one. It is not uncommon for us to see patients who have not received dental care for many years. We understand that there are times when your teeth are not a priority until they give you a reminder that they are in need of some attention.