We welcome enquiries from potential patients and aim to see you swiftly so we can assess your needs. You don’t need to be a local resident to register with us, nor will you be required to provide us with your previous dental records – simply contact us to arrange an appointment.
If you need a little guidance as to which dentist would be most appropriate, you can look at their biographies in our Meet the Team section. To ensure you receive holistic care, referral to one of our specialists is normally via one of our general dental practitioners, or by a dentist at another practice, if you are not already one of our patients.
Your first visit
Your first visit to the practice will take a little longer and we ask you to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time, so you can complete a medical history questionnaire. Please be assured that all your information is kept strictly confidential and is for practice use only.
Unless you have a problem requiring immediate attention, we do not normally carry out treatment during this first appointment. The dentist will undertake an initial examination, taking around 30 minutes, during which they will assess your oral health and check all your teeth. They will also check the integrity of any existing dental work and look for signs of disease in the oral soft tissues (such as the tongue, soft palate and the inside of your cheeks). They will study your bite and in the case of children, check how their teeth are coming into position.
Your dentist may also take x-rays to detect any hidden problems with your teeth and other oral structures.
Getting the right advice and treatment
At the end of your first appointment, the dentist will explain their findings and suggest treatment that will help restore your mouth to optimum health. If required, they will agree on a treatment plan with you and present you with a printed estimate of the proposed dental work. You then decide if and when you would like to receive the proposed treatment. We will always be happy to answer questions and listen to any of your concerns during your first visit.
Ready to join us? Call us on 01224 641773 to make your first appointment.