New Patient Information
Oral health is an important aspect of a person's overall well-being, and at Acworth Station Dental Care, we hope to help you achieve a healthy smile. As a new patient of our Acworth, Georgia, dental office, we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit. Find out what you can expect from your first visit to our dentist, below.
The first step in obtaining optimal oral health is scheduling a consultation with our dentist. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to become familiar with our team and the treatments we offer.
New Patient Paperwork and Documentation
If you're pleased with our dentist, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Beforehand, you will be required to fill out new patient forms along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to complete these documents.
This paperwork falls into two categories. 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. For this aspect of the documentation, you must provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about dental insurance coverage, policy and provider. It's imperative to complete these documents with precision so that we can develop the right treatment plan for your circumstances.
Our office also offers the option of filling out the forms before arriving at our practice. This process saves you time and ensures you a hassle-free appointment and an efficient and effective visit. To fill out your form online, please view the following: New Patient Form.
You can also download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information will be stored in our database and evaluated before 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 teeth cleaning, which helps remove plaque buildup and food particles before the x-rays are performed.
During the exam, our dentist will look for signs of sensitivity, decay and inflammation. Even though they will have already studied your medical and dental history, they may still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This step ensures we're able to thoroughly evaluate your dental health situation.
After concluding the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take x-rays of your mouth to determine the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are utilized to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. Panoramic radiographs are the most common type of dental X-rays as they provide a more detailed view of the mouth. With such precise dental imaging, our dentist is able 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. Our dentist will guide you through the straightforward process, which includes biting on gauze while the rest of the body is protected by a special covering. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental exam, our dentist will discuss your results with you. This process includes highlighting any irregularities or decay and explaining the corresponding treatment options that are offered at our clinic. Our dentist will then create a custom treatment plan based on your needs. You will also receive the total cost for each particular procedure and can discuss the payment plan accordingly.
After meeting our dentist and discussing treatment options, 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 can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment. But now we'll 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!