New Patient Consultation
What should I expect from my New Patient Consultation?
Our aim is to make you feel as comfortable as possible at your consultation appointment. We would like to find out as much about you as possible to ensure your dental treatment can be tailored to suit your needs. You will fill out a dental and medical history questionnaire, which allows you to give us as much information as possible about any previous dental treatments you may have received in the past.
What will the Dentist do?
The Dentist carries out an extensive and in depth examination to find out as much as possible about your mouth. The first thing the dentist will do is an extra oral examination of the jaw joints and lymph nodes. Next the dentist will do an Oral Cancer Screening with the velscope, which is part of the routine dental assessment. The next step is to assess your gums, looking out for pocketing, plaque and calculus. The dentist also assesses your tooth brushing habits to see what tips our in-house hygienist could give you to help improve your oral hygiene. The dentist will then inspect each tooth individually, having a look at any old fillings and crowns ensuring they are stable, and looking out for any signs of possible decay or deterioration.
What makes this a unique experience?
At Wycherleys , we believe in complete dentistry, using the latest gadgets and technologies to help aid us in making an accurate diagnosis. The intra-oral camera is a great tool to help promote interactive treatment planning. We use this to take videos and pictures of your mouth, so it is like taking a ‘3D’ guided tour of your mouth as the images come up on the overhead patient screen. The educational aspect is what gives value to your consultation.
Will the Dentist take Xrays?
The Dentist will assess whether or not radiographs (X-rays) are necessary, also assessing your suitability for radiography. We use digital radiography, so the images come up instantly on the chairside patient screen. This allows the Dentist to point out anything of relevance such as decay. Digital radiographs also have the added advantage of requiring less radiographic exposure.
How will I know which treatment to go for?
The Dentist will show you pictures and radiographs of your teeth, thus allowing you to fully understand your treatment needs. This allows in depth interactive discussion, allowing you to help the dentist formulate a treatment plan which best suits you. The dentist will also discuss all treatment options which are available to you.
Will I be able to afford the dental treatment?
We understand that some dental treatment options can be heavier on the pocket than others, for instance Implants and Orthodontics. We are here to help by formulating payment options that will best suit you. One of the options available is Finance – this could be Interest Free or Interest Bearing Credit, depending on the length of the finance agreement. We also provide our own practice payment plan which gives members discounts on general dental and cosmetic procedures. Our treatment co-ordinator Angelina will discuss this with you in more detail.
What happens next?
We will then book appointments for you to have the necessary dental treatment with the Dentist or Hygienist, at a time that best suits you. We try to accommodate patients busy schedules by booking appointments from 8:30 am till 5.00pm, we provide late night appointments till 8:00pm on a Monday and Saturdays from 8.30 till 3.00pm.
Please do call us 01952 459459 or contact Wycherleys Dental practice if you have any further questions about your New Patient Consultation. We look forward to welcoming you.