First Visit

On your first visit, your dentist is going to ask several questions about your dental and medical history. Please bring a list of any medications and the name of your doctor and previous dentist (in case we need to arrange for transfer of your dental records/x-rays) As new health conditions arise, make sure to inform your dentist, even if it seems like it is not really that important.

Here’s what you’ll be able to expect during the initial visit to the dentist, depending on what you booked for.

A Comprehensive Cleaning – dentist or a dental hygienist will scrape along and below the gum line to remove built up plaque and tartar that may cause bad breath, cavities, gum disease and other issues. Subsequently she or he will polish your teeth.
A Complete Dental Assessment – your dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your mouth, gums and teeth, looking for indications of cavities, gum disease and other tissues of your mouth.
X-Rays – X-rays can diagnose issues that would otherwise be unseen, such damage to jawbones, tumours, abscesses, cysts or impacted teeth, and decay between the teeth.

The above points are not guaranteed and any treatment might require follow up appointments.

XRays

Dental x-rays are photographs of bones, the enamel, and soft tissues around them to help realize disorders with the tooth, mouth, and jaw. X-ray can expose cavities, concealed dental calculus,cysts and bone loss that cannot be found by visual inspection. Dental x-rays are frequently taken during/after certain dental procedures, to make sure that everything is/has going/gone well

You may request that your x-rays taken at another clinic are forwarded to our office. If there is not enough time for them to reach us before our appointment, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If any additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our location.

  • Bitewing X-rays are used to check for decay and bone loss in the back teeth.

  • Periapical X-rays let us see the whole tooth and the bone around it. They are used to diagnose root canals, fractures, cysts, infections and bone loss.

  • Panoramic X-rays provide a large view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, and temporomandibular (jaw) joints. These X-rays do not cavities well. They are used to diagnose issues like impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), and jaw fractures.

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