We totally get it – going to a new dentist can be pretty intimidating. But don’t worry, we’re here to make your visit as easy and stress-free as possible! However, our team is committed to providing exceptional care and making your first appointment as comfortable as possible. This section will walk you through what to expect during your new patient appointment and the importance of a dental exam.
Going to your first appointment with a new doctor can be a mix of excitement and nerves, but don’t worry! Knowing what to expect can help you feel more relaxed and at ease.
Here are some general things you can expect during your new patient appointment:
Registration and paperwork: When you arrive at the healthcare facility, you’ll likely be asked to fill out some paperwork. This may include personal information, medical history, insurance details, and consent forms. To save time, you can inquire in advance if you can download and fill out the forms online before your visit.
Check-in process: You’ll need to check-in at the front desk or with the receptionist. They will guide you through the registration process and may collect your completed paperwork if you haven’t submitted it already.
Medical history review: Your dentist will review your medical history. This helps them understand your previous health conditions, medications, allergies, surgeries, and family medical history. Providing accurate and comprehensive information is crucial for your doctor to make informed decisions about your health.
Physical examination: When you go to the doctor, they might want to give you a physical check-up depending on why you’re there. The examination will include checking your heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature. Plus, the dentist may conduct other examinations relevant to your health concern.
Discussion of health concerns: Be prepared to discuss any specific health issues, symptoms, or concerns you have. Open communication with your healthcare provider is essential for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Questions and answers: Your doctor may ask you questions about your lifestyle, habits, diet, and exercise routine to get a complete picture of your overall health. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about your health, treatment options, or any uncertainties you want to address.
Diagnostic tests: If necessary, your healthcare provider may recommend certain diagnostic tests, such as blood work, X-rays, MRI, or other screenings. These tests help to gather additional information to aid in diagnosis.
Treatment plan: Based on the examination and discussion, your healthcare provider will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan may include lifestyle recommendations, medications, therapies, or further diagnostic tests.
Follow-up appointments: If your condition requires ongoing management, your healthcare provider may schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan if necessary.
Patient education: Your healthcare provider may offer you some educational materials or resources related to your health condition or general wellness.
Your new patient appointment at Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is designed to ensure a thorough evaluation of your oral health. Our dedicated team of professionals will guide you through the process, addressing any concerns or questions. We are committed to providing you with exceptional care and helping you achieve optimal oral health.
Schedule your appointment today and experience the difference at Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry!