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What to expect on your first visit

You can expect to be greeted warmly every time you visit our team at Nova Dental Care. Our Reception staff will provide you with registration form. This is vital to providing you with the safest form of dental care tailored to your individual needs. Your dentist needs to know everything that may help him or her diagnose problems and treat you appropriately.

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1. Let the dentist know about:

Your fears: Many people have fears of the dentist that go back to childhood. Pain control and treatment techniques change constantly. The thing you fear the most may not exist any longer or there may be new and improved ways of dealing with them. If you fear you have a particular disease or condition, let your dentist know. He or she can look for signs and either diagnose the problem or set your mind at ease. Often, just talking about your fears will take some of the edge off them.

Your overall health: Tell your dentist if you’ve been diagnosed with any diseases or are taking any medications. It is important to tell your dentist about all the medicines you take including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines. Even diseases that seem to be unrelated to the mouth may require a different approach to dental treatments or prevention.

Your dental health: Before the examination starts, tell your dentist if:

  • You think you have a new cavity.
  • Your teeth have become sensitive.
  • You feel lumps inside your mouth.

Don’t wait to see if the dentist catches it or silently hope that the dentist misses it. By telling your dentist your symptoms, you may help him or her make an early diagnosis.

2. On-site examinations

X-rays will most likely be taken for your first visit to check what is occurring behind the scenes. An intraoral camera is also used to take pictures of your teeth and gums, this way, you can also see what the dentists sees and have a better understanding of your teeth and mouth condition. Your dentist will consider the results of your clinical examination and the x-ray results to determine the care you require. At this first appointment, we will discuss what treatment you require including hygiene and a schedule of the appointments for these procedures.

3. Treatment Conditions

If your dentist finds any problems, he or she will recommend steps to fix them. These may include a referral to a specialist (such as a periodontist). You may also need further tests for diagnosis. You may have to return to the dentist for a filling or more intensive periodontal treatment.

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