What happens at my first visit?

At your first visit to Dentistry for Life we aim to welcome you to our practice and put you at ease. We are aware that many people can find visiting the dentist quite daunting and stressful, and you will find with every aspect of your visit to us that it is friendly and comfortable. Our practice always has a relaxed environment and our team of dentists and dental assistants are all very gentle and caring. 

After you have filled out a personal details form, we will confirm your medical and dental history with you. We will then discuss what you would like to achieve by visiting us, and your expectations of your dental health. You are welcome to ask any questions that you may have, so that we can ensure we address all of your concerns.

A full initial examination consists of:

  • Inspection of your head, neck and jaw joints for signs of disease/infection
  • Mouth cancer screening of soft tissues
  • Inspection of the way the teeth bite together
  • Analysis of your gums
  • Review of the existing restorations and fillings in the mouth
  • Assessment of teeth for broken down fillings, cavities, early decay
  • Small digital radiographs will be taken to examine in between the teeth and under old fillings where it is difficult to see directly. They may also help to diagnose any abnormalities in the jawbone.

Following this very thorough examination, we will provide an explanation of the findings and treatment options available. Full costings will also be provided in a treatment plan so that you can make a fully informed decision for your dental health.

Your first (and subsequent) visits to Dentistry for Life will be a friendly and enjoyable experience as we strive to ensure you and your family are provided with the highest quality dental care.