New patients - your first visit
Deirdre has been a patient at Advance Dental for many years and loves coming to see us for her checkups.
Really great dental practice! Wendy is the jewel in the crown. So helpful! Members plan is good value!
Your first visit will take approximately 45 minutes. We invite you to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time to complete a medical and smile questionnaire, whilst enjoying a nespresso coffee or cup of tea. This will enable us to have a full and detailed view of your individual treatment needs.
A comprehensive dental exam will then be performed by your dentist which will include the following:
- Oral cancer screening:
Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
- Examination of tooth decay:
All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
- Examination of existing restorations:
Extensive check of all you restorations.
- Gum disease evaluation:
Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
- Taking and examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs):
Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, bone loss and presence of gum disease. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
- Intra-Oral Photographs:
if required your dentist will take pictures of your teeth to help in explaining you treatment and monitoring any area of concern.
- Summary and Treatment Plan:
your dentist will explain the findings from your examination and discuss your treatment plan with you.