New Patient Assessment

Before we can decide what treatment you should have, we need to carry out an assessment. So that’s the first step for any new patient. Our goal is to decide what it is you wish to achieve through your treatment. For some people, this may be simply having healthy teeth and gums or the elimination of any discomfort but for others, the aim may be improving the appearance of their smile. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, our team at The Dental Studio will work with you to establish your treatment needs and requirements and ensure that we fulfill them.

The length of time an assessment takes will vary depending on the individual but typically lasts 20 – 40 minutes.

Your oral health assessment will normally consist of the following;

  • Discussion about what you would like to achieve through treatment
  • Medical history
  • Checking your muscles, glands, head and neck including the tissues inside your mouth
  • Computerized digital record of all treatment, past treatment and treatment needed
  • Gum health assessment
  • Checking your bite, and a jaw joint assessment
  • X-rays and photographs

After all this is complete, we will discuss the findings with you and set out a treatment plan with clear goals and stages which we will then be able to begin working towards.