It can be difficult searching for a new dentist, but at Aberdeen Dental Care in Aberdeen, Maryland, we take pride in our ability to offer exceptional service. Our dentist and team take a personalized approach to dental care, and we strive to create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. If you're interested in establishing care at our dental office, take a closer look at what you need to know as a new patient, below.
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The first step toward achieving optimal oral health is contacting our office to set up an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our team and get to know us better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that we offer and how you can benefit from them.
If you are satisfied with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist in setting up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form 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 your paperwork.
These documents mostly come in 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 any wrong answer could impact your future treatment.
Our office also provides you with the choice of completing forms before your appointment. This means that you can visit our website and fill out the enrollment form online. This saves you time and ensures you a hassle-free appointment scheduling and an efficient and effective visit. You can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information would be stored in our database and will be evaluated prior to your session. If you prefer to fill out your new patient forms online, please click the following link:
After reviewing your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning in which the teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving on to the x-rays.
Our dentist will carefully look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination. Even though they will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you completed, they will ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is a fairly common procedure, especially when our dentist sees anything unusual or not documented in the paperwork.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth to obtain 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 our a more detailed view. Such imagery allows our dentist to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with ease.
Although believed to be a lengthy process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. Our dentist will guide you through the simple procedure by asking you to bite down on gauze while protecting the rest of your body with a special covering. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental exam, our dentist will discuss your results with you. They will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were identified. From here, our dentist will suggest and explain to you the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs and will customize it to fit your requirements. Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental issues. At this time, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure and can discuss a payment plan accordingly.
Once you have met with our dentist and discussed possible treatments, a follow-up session will be arranged for you according to your availability. During these follow-up sessions, your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for any forthcoming treatments. It is highly recommended that you visit our clinic at least twice a year. This frequency will help prevent the development of oral diseases, tooth decay and cavities. Over the course of these follow-up visits, teeth cleaning and further treatments are performed to keep your teeth in their best condition.
Take the first step toward your oral health goals by scheduling a new patient appointment at Aberdeen Dental Care in Aberdeen, Maryland. Our dentist and team are here to assist you through every step of the process! Arrange your consultation today by calling 410-306-6040.