Meeting Your New Dentist at Royal Oaks Dental Care- Clermont, FL

Meeting Your New Dentist

When you, like many other patients, move into a new city, seeing the same doctors you had for years may no longer be possible. The time has come for you to find new doctors. Should this happen, we invite you to read the summary below as it contains everything you need to know before your first appointment, as a new patient, with a our dentist in Clermont, Florida.

Smile Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will 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!

Smile Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Initial Consultation

Your first step is to call our office and set up an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to get to know our dentist better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.

Paperwork and Documentation

Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form along with providing your dental history and records. We encurage you to come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.

This paperwork is divided into two categories, both of which need to be properly completed. The first one requires your personal details. In this form, you have to fill in personal information such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you must provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about dental insurance coverage, policy and provider.

It is imperative for you to be precise in answering all the questions as any wrong answer could impact your future treatment.

Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling out the forms before coming to the clinic. This means that you can visit our website and fill out the enrollment form online. This saves you time and ensures you a hassle-free appointment scheduling and an efficient, and effective, visit. Patients can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information will be stored in our database and will be evaluated prior to your session. To download the forms prior to your appointment, please click the following link:

New Patient Form

Comprehensive Examination

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 study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.

Our dentist will generally look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination, and explain the procedure to you, accordingly. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled out, he or she might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is fairly common in the event that our dentist sees anything unusual or something which was not mentioned in the forms.

X-Ray

After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth. The x-ray will give a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental x-rays as they provide the dentist a much detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The dentist is able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures easily with the panoramic x-ray.  

Although believed to be a lengthy process, x-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. The patient will be asked to bite down on gauze, and they will be protected from harmful radiation.

Post Examination Discussion

After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found in your mouth. They may also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic.

After the examination, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure and can discuss a payment plan, if needed.

Follow-Up Appointment

As soon as your meeting has been conducted with our dentist at Royal Oaks Dental Care in Clermont, Florida, and you have discussed your future treatment and your queries about them in depth, there will be a need to schedule a follow-up session. These follow-up sessions will mostly be for cleaning and preparing your tooth for any upcoming procedures.

It is highly recommended for patients to attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, the teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.