From the moment you step into Burneston Dental, you will sense the friendly and relaxed atmosphere that we pride ourselves on.
We request that new patients arrive a little early so that we can show you where everything is and explain how things work. You can also enjoy and nice cup of tea or coffee while filling out some quick forms detailing your personal information.
What happens during your initial exam?
You may be surprised that unlike some dentists, we take our time with our patients. We allocate a full 30 minutes to our examination because this enables us to get to know each other as well as for us to perform a thorough dental examination.
By going through the following, we will have all the information we need in order to ensure that you are getting the best possible care for your teeth.
- Discussion of your medical history
- Oral cancer screening
- Gum examination
- Joint examination
- Tooth examination
- Bite assessment
- Diet assessment
- Assessment of dental disease risk factors
- Oral hygiene habits assessment
- Any necessary diagnostic x-rays and photographs
After we have gathered all the information we need, we will then discuss the best treatment options for you and tailor a treatment plan to suit you. We believe very strongly in giving you control over what happens in your mouth. We feel it is important that you are involved in the treatment planning and decision making process because this will lead to lasting improvements in the comfort and appearance of your mouth. We would only ever recommend the exact same treatments for you as we would choose for our families and ourselves.