New Patient Consultation

The start of the patient/dentist relationship, so letstake some time to get to know each other.

Be certain to tell us about all the bits that make you nervous, what you dont like, what you are OK with.

Remember, at all times you are in control.

Everything goes at your pace.

You don’t have to do anything you're not comfortable with.

You can stop at any time.

...And stress balls are always available - just ask.

 

First we Learn about you

Dentist

 

A quick questionnaire and a chat

The questionnaire establishes a few basics...
How have you been?
Do you take any medications?
Do you have any allergies?
How do you rate your smile?

Then we sit down and have a chat. Learning about you and your lifestyle helps us understand the history of your teeth.

Patient

 


Next we take a good Look  

What can we see?

Using the famous dentists mirror* we take a good look to see if there are any problems.

*It really is just a tiny mirror on the end of a pole.
Rather like a selfie stick, but for teeth

Cracked Tooth

Cracks

 

Chipped Tooth

Chips

 

Tooth Errosion

Erosion

 

Tooth Decay

Decay

 

Tooth Cavities

Cavities

 


And we Feel  

What can we Feel?

Using the other famous dentist tool, the probe*, we feel for any problems.

*You can feel the tooth's surface yourself with your finger nail, but a finger nail is rather unprofessional, so we use the probe instead.

 Tooth

Soft Spots

 

 Tooth

Bumpiness

 


We take some Pictures  

X-rays* can show us hidden detail.

High quality, digital x-ray images are fast, efficient and quite safe. more info...

*An X-ray, is just a black & white photograph that's taken with a rather fancy camera.

Tooth

Things we can't see

 

X-ray detail

On screen in seconds

 


Finally we discuss your Options  

Dentist

 

How to to achieve the smile you want.

Once the examination is complete we can talk about your options. If you're lucky we'll simply ask you to come back in six months for a regular checkup. But if treatment is required we will sit down with you and help you work out a plan. At the end you will have a comprehensive written plan describing exactly what is needed, and how much it will cost to get you the smile you want.

Patient