What should I expect at my first dental appointment?
We usually will spend a couple of hours with each new patient over the age of 18 for a cleaning and a visit with our dentist. A comprehensive exam and consultation will help you and your dentist develop rapport and give you an opportunity to share anything about your oral health that has been bothering you or that you have questions about.
Each person is unique and we want to create an oral health strategy personally tailored to your specific needs.
Your First Dental Visit
- Evaluation of each tooth
- Examination of dental restorations
- Soft tissue health check
- Oral cancer screening
- Dental x-rays (if necessary)
- Explanation of any oral conditions
- Presentation of treatment options and alternatives
- Scheduling next appointments when applicable
Dental cleanings are tailored to support healthy teeth and gums. A scale and polish might be sufficient for one patient, while others might require a more extensive dental cleaning to remove tartar and promote healing.
Intraoral photos, taken in the dental chair, will assist our dentists in explaining anything they see that requires your attention.
For a dental appointment in South Calgary, contact Avenida Dental Centre. We welcome new patients and proudly serve the Calgary community.