What to Expect: Your First Visit

If you live in Sarasota, Florida and are seeking a new dentist for any reason, you’ve got a big decision ahead of you. Your choice of dental practice is among the most important decisions you can make in regards to your oral health. If you choose to start treatment at Sarasota Complete Dental, this piece will tell you what to expect.

Periodic Smile Reminders

Smile reminders are sent to you either via text or email. The reason our office sends these reminders are to notify you of your appointment and to confirm it on our end.

Smile Reminders Authorization Form

https://dentalcode.net/forms/smile_reminder_consent.pdf

Intake Paperwork

Since it’ll be your first time at Sarasota Complete Dental it’s imperative that you fill in New patient forms. The forms will take some time to fill out, so we recommend coming a few minutes earlier to your appointment. In the case you prefer to fill these forms out at your convenience please refer to the following link: https://dentalcode.net/forms/newpatientform.pdf

Health history is essential. Evaluating your medical history allows our dentist to get a better understanding of your dental care needs.
 

The Comprehensive Exam

All first-time patients have to undergo a comprehensive exam.The more detail you provide, the easier it is for our dentist to get to the root of the problem. A comprehensive exam allows our dentist to set a solid course of action to intervene the problem. Feel comfortable sharing any questions or concerns you may have with our dentist. The comprehensive exam also includes an examination of your teeth and gums.

 

Dental Imaging

X-rays are a way of diagnosing problems that can otherwise go unnoticed. Tooth decay, abscess, impacted teeth, or jawbone damage will all be visible on an x-ray. The details x-rays provide could make all the difference for your overall oral hygiene.

Our dentist may recommend a panoramic radiograph. The imaging provided through the panoramic x-ray provides a complete image of your jaws. This helps in pinpointing any damage that tooth decay may have caused to the jaws.

 

Your Treatment Plan

Once the comprehensive exam and x-rays are done, our dentist will provide you with solutions to your dental irregularities. Through a comprehensive treatment dental plan, our dentist can resolve the issues that affect your oral hygiene. Since each treatment plan is developed based on your specific needs, it’s imperative that you are clear about your expectations from the start.