Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Our Dentist
Oral health is very important for many people, and finding a dentist who perfectly suits their needs is a priority. Fortunately, our dentist at Audubon Dental & Implant Center in Lexington, Kentucky, is known for their exceptional level of care. If you're ready for a dental practice that prioritizes your needs, learn about the new patient experience at our office, below.
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!
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The first step in obtaining a healthy smile is to call our office and set up an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to become familiar with our dentist and team. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
New Patient Paperwork and Documentation
If you are pleased with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist you 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 visit to make sure that you have plenty of time to complete the required documents.
This paperwork mostly comes in two categories, both of which must 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 patients with the choice of filling the forms before coming to the clinic. To fill out this form online, please click the following link: New Patient Forms. This option saves you time and ensures you a hassle-free appointment scheduling and an efficient and effective visit. Patients can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information would be stored in our database and be evaluated prior to your session.
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to evaluate 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 onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.
Our dentist will thoroughly look for any sensitivity, decay and 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 completed, they may still ask you questions throughout the process. This is fairly common in the case our dentist sees anything unusual or something not mentioned on the forms.
After concluding the comprehensive examination, our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth, which will give 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 a more detailed view of the teeth and jaw. Such focus allows our dentist to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with ease.
Although believed to be a prolonged process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. The X-rays are a safe procedure for the patient. Our dentist will guide you through a straightforward process by asking you to bite down on gauze while the rest of the body is protected from the X-ray machine with a device that will cover it. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.
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 found. 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. You will also receive the total cost for the particular procedure and can discuss the payment plan accordingly. Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental issues.
After meeting our dentist and discussing possible treatments you may require, 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 for at least two follow-up sessions within a single year. This frequency will help prevent the development of oral diseases, tooth decay and cavities. Over the course of these follow-up visits, teeth cleanings and further treatment are performed to keep your teeth in their best condition.
At Audubon Dental & Implant Center, our goal is to help our patients achieve the smiles of their dreams. From oral health to aesthetic appeal, we can match your smile goals to the variety of treatments available at our office. If you're ready to recieve the level of dental care that you deserve, schedule your new patient appointment today by calling our Lexington, Kentucky, office at 859-252-5220!