What happens at your first appointment?
New patients will be invited to attend for an examination to complete their registration.
We would request that you arrive at least 10 minutes early for your first appointment to enable you to have time to complete your NHS registration forms and a comprehensive medical history questionnaire.
We will ask you to provide us with details of your Doctor's name and address and a full list of the medication you are currently taking, as these may affect your dental treatment. It is important that you fill out the medical history as accurately as you can.Therefore it may be helpful to bring a note of your medication and doctor's details with you to the first visit.
You will then be invited through to the surgery to meet the dentist.
Please let the dentist know of any concerns you have with your mouth or if there is anything you would like to change about your smile.
During the dental exam, we will carry out a full check of your teeth, mouth and gums. This will include a check for any signs of mouth cancer and we will assess how healthy your gums are. We will also check your teeth for signs of decay and your current fillings for signs of wear. We will discuss our findings with you in the surgery and we will advise you of any further treatment you may require.
We may take x-rays of your mouth to help the dentist to develop your tailored treatment plan. We have a state of the art digital x-ray system at the surgery which uses a very low dose of radiation and is completely safe.
If you have any questions or concerns at any stage, your dentist will be more than happy to listen.
We understand that sometimes you may need to change your schedule. We would be grateful if you could provide us with at least 24 hours notice if you wish to rearrange your appointment so we can give the slot to another patient.