We want to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile (but we know some patients just want to be pain free and are less concerned with how their teeth look). So, in our first meeting, we will do our best to put you at ease so you can tell us what outcome you are seeking. You may have had a bad experience in the past but we hope to show you that modern dentistry can be pain free.
We normally allow 30 minutes for our first meeting. We feel this is the minimum time to allow us to chat, for us to provide a thorough examination of your mouth and then for us to discuss what we see in your mouth and what you are hoping to achieve. We will probably take some x-rays and also digital photographs - and we'll show you them!
Your dentist will complete a thorough examination of your teeth and gums (this is the bit where you can't speak!) Your dentist will be looking at areas that you might have highlighted that you are concerned about. They will also be looking for anything they see that they think you should be aware of.
We believe that practising dentistry is about communication. We want you to feel comfortable enough to tell us what you would really like us to achieve for you. Our job is to explain simply and clearly what we see happening in your mouth and what the options are for you. It is of course, your mouth and so any decisions on treatment are entirely yours!