Initial Examination (£180 Includes all Radiographs)
Plus a full written Report-For All New Patients
The initial examination is one of the most important aspects of a dental treatment. We at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic will ensure that the initial examination us will be done in a comprehensive manner that includes providing patients with all the necessary information, as well as detailed explanations of all the steps involved in the dental treatment that will be done.
The initial dental consultation will pave the way towards a smoother planning with regards to the dental treatment, to make sure that everything taken into consideration before we perform the actual procedure/treatment.
What to Expect from an Initial Examination by Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic serving the County of Kent?
The following can be expected during the initial examination ourselves at the Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic:
- Obtaining the patient’s medical and dental history – essential in the overall planning of the dental treatment. The information to be obtained from the patient by us will include: existing medical conditions; allergy list; list of medications, vitamins, or food supplements being taken; experiences or reactions with anaesthesia (and even family members’ reactions to anaesthesia); alcohol and/or tobacco consumption; history of hospitalizations and/or surgeries.
- A thorough examination of the patient’s mouth, to check the overall dental health status; this includes the checking of all of the patient’s teeth, the gums, the tongue, the lips, the inside of the cheeks, lymph nodes, and the whole oral cavity. A diagnostic salivary test may also be done by the Kent dentist, to help in the formulation of a prevention/treatment plan.
- Diagnostic X-rays to determine the status of the teeth; this is also to have a clearer image of the bone structures surrounding the teeth and the jaw area. Problems with impacted teeth can also be determined with the help of x-rays.
- Occlusal examination to check for problems concerning the jaw area (such as TMJ), and to determine other issues that may need to be addressed and included in the dental treatment planning. Some of the issues that can be determined with occlusal examinations include overbites, underbites, or cross-bites.
- Examination of any existing dental fillings, and prosthetic devices (such as dentures, dental bridges, or dental crowns) that the patient may have.
- Oral cancer examination.
The initial examination by us may very well be a lengthy and meticulous process, which is necessary for the successful planning of dental treatments. For example – every single tooth may need to be checked to ensure that even the smallest problems or the earliest signs of tooth decay are detected – and given the appropriate dental treatment.
at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent
The initial examination with us is the time when you, as a patient, can raise whatever concerns you may have regarding your dental health – or with the dental treatment that will be planned. It will be helpful to discuss some of the topics or issues below with the dentist, so you can get the information you need to enjoy good overall dental health.
- Dental Hygiene – the dentist will discuss proper dental hygiene practises with you, and may suggest tips on how to improve your existing oral hygiene practises. This is to ensure that you will get to take care of your dental health in the best ways possible – to prevent dental problems, or to aid in the treatment of existing concerns.
- Treatment Plan – the treatment plan will be discussed by the dentist in a detailed manner, so that you are aware of all of the procedures that need to be done with the said treatment. The treatment plan discussion will provide an opportunity for you to inform the dentist about your dental health goals and expectations; the discussion will also give the dentist a chance to explain all of the aspects of the treatment with you, so you will go into the treatment fully-armed with valuable information.
- Treatment Fees – the costs involved in the entire treatment plan will be discussed by the dentist; this discussion will include a detailed breakdown of the costs for the procedure or procedures that need to be done, as well as the cost of medications and prosthetic devices (if applicable). Payment plans may be given by the dentist to provide easier financing for the dental treatment procedures, and any questions about insurance coverage (of the treatments/procedures that need to be done) should also be discussed with the dentist during this step.