Get Ready to Meet Your New Dentist
For many people, comfortability is everything when searching for a doctor. There are certain instances in which individuals must find new doctors like moving to new neighborhoods or offices closing down. To help move along your dentist searching process in Clarksville, IN, here's a brief synopsis on how your first visit will go.
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will 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!
Release of Records Consent
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First thing's first! Call us and schedule an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and get to know him or her better. Our dentist will discuss different procedures that are offered and which of those that you'd benefit from.
Paperwork and Documentation
If you're pleased with everything after your first visit to our dental office then feel free to schedule an appointment before leaving. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form that includes your dental history and records. It is suggested that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your arrival time to ensure that you're able to complete everything neccessary.
This paperwork is divided in two categories, both of which need to be properly completed. The first one requires minor personal details such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. You will also provide information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and dental insurance coverage, policy and provider. It is imperative to answer correctly as any wrong answer could interfere with you being treated properly. Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling the forms before physically coming in, just log onto our website. This saves you time and ensures you a hassle-free appointment as well as scheduling. The information provided would be stored in our database and evaluated prior to your session. To download and fill the forms out prior to your appointment, please click the following link:
After reviewing your dental history, our dentist will make sure to examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to gauge the state of your dental health and hygiene. A key part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles to interfere with the final photo. Our dentist will generally look for any sensitivity, decay or redness around the gums and teeth during the examination. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled out, he or she may still ask you questions about your teeth during the examination. This is fairly common in the event that our dentist sees anything unusual or something which was not mentioned in the forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth which will provide a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide the dentist a much detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The dentist is able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures easily with the panoramic X-ray. Although believed to be a lengthy process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. The X-ray session is kept safe for the patient by them to bite down on the gauze that will protect the rest of the body from the X-ray machine.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you and discuss any of the irregularities or decay that were found in your mouth. They may also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic. Afterwards you will receive the total cost of your procedures and can discuss payment plans if needed.
As soon as your meeting has been concluded with our dentist at Clarksville Family Dentistry in Clarksville-IN you'll be able to schedule a follow-up session as per your suitability. These follow-up sessions would mostly be for cleaning and preparing your teeth for any upcoming procedures.
It is highly recommended for patients to attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid potential cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, your teeth are cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.
Call us at 812-280-1001 for an appointment or come to our office today. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.