Meet Your New Dentist
The first step in the new patient process is to set up a consultation. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our team and start building a rapport. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
Paperwork and Documentation
If you are pleased with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out our new patient forms along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to complete the required documents.
This paperwork is divided into two categories, both of which need to be properly completed. The first one requires your personal details, such as your name, age, marital status, income range and home address. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you must provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about dental insurance coverage, policy and provider. It is imperative for you to be precise in answering all the questions as they could impact your future treatment.
Our office also provides the choice of filling the enrollment forms online before arriving for your visit, meaning that you can visit our website and fill out the enrollment form. This saves you time, ensures a hassle-free appointment and an efficient visit. You may download the health history forms from our website and fill in all the details. The information will be stored in our database and evaluated prior to your session. To download and fill the forms prior to your appointment, please click the following link:
Examination and Cleaning
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This comprehensive exam is performed to evaluate the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the exam is the cleaning in which the teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.
During the exam, our dentist will look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth. Even though they will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you completed, you may still be asked questions about your dental health and history while being examined. This is fairly common in the event that our dentist sees anything unusual or something that was not mentioned in the forms.
Our dentist will also take X-rays of your mouth to get a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw and analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide a more detailed view. Such resolution allows our dentist to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with ease. X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe.
After the checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. They will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay found in your mouth and also mention the various treatment options offered at our clinic. After, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure, and you may discuss a payment plan if needed.
Now, you can schedule a follow-up session. The follow-up session would mostly be for cleaning and preparing your teeth for any upcoming procedures. It is highly recommended that you schedule follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, your teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure they stay in good shape.
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment. But now we'll remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
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Finding a dentist that makes you feel comfortable and secure is important to creating and sticking to an effective oral health routine. Our team at Wheat Family Dental are dedicated to creating a warm, welcoming environment and helping our patients achieve their smile goals! Schedule your new patient appointment at our Newnan, Georgia, dental office by calling 770-251-8145.