New Patients: What to Expect

Thank you for choosing MyWildwoodDentist.com of Wildwood, Missouri as your dental care provider. As a new patient, we've provided a walk-through guide of what to expect at our dental office, as well as how to prepare for your first appointment.

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 Meeting

During your initial meeting at our dental office, our dentist will thoroughly discuss with you the various treatments that we offer including those that specifically suit your needs.  He will guide through and will be ready to answer any questions that you may have about your oral health in general.

New Patient Paperwork

Before your appointment, you will be required to fill out new patient information, such as providing any prior dental history/records. We suggest that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to ensure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.

For your convenience, our office also provides the new patient forms for you to fill out online for to download and complete at home. This helps saves you time during your visit. Patients can download the health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. To receive the New Patient Forms, please click the link below:

New Patient Form

 

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Comprehensive Examination

After reviewing your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth, and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam, through which our dentist will observe 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 look for any sensitivity, decay, and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination, and explain any findings. This is common and can help our dentist identify anything unusual or any information not mentioned in the new patient forms.

X-Rays

After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an X-ray of your mouth, which will give a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases, and cavities. The X-rays are suggested to be performed either when there is a severe problem, or routinely, once a year, to verify any changes from the last visit.  

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 locate 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 procedure is simple and without discomfort. You will be asked to bite down on the gauze and only your mouth will be scanned by the machine. The rest of your body will be protected by a special device. After the procedure, the x-rays will be stored in your file for future reference.

Post Examination Discussion

Once the initial dental check-up is completed, our dentist will discuss the results with you. Our dentist will explain any findings such as irregularities or decay in your mouth, along with your overall oral health. He will mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic. Our dentist will suggest the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs, customized to your requirements and your dental issues. You will also have the opportunity to clarify any doubts or questions that you may have regarding your oral health.

After this initial exam, you will receive the total cost of the procedure and discuss the available payment plans, if interested. At this time, you may also inquire about any other costs and the treatments suggested by our dentist. You may also discuss with the doctor any insurance coverage that you may have, in case you are planning to use your insurance to pay for the treatment.

Follow-Up Appointment

After meeting our dentist and discussing possible dental treatments in detail, we will schedule a follow-up session at your convenience. We suggest visiting our office twice a year to prevent any cavities, tooth decay or any other oral health issue. During these routine checkups, the teeth are usually cleaned and treated to ensure that they remain in good shape. In addition, during these routine check-ups, our dentist can track your oral health condition and work on any preventive procedure to maintain your teeth in good shape.

Smile Reminders

For your convenience, our office provides complimentary smile reminders, text messages or emails to remind you of your upcoming appointment. To set up your preferences, please fill out the form in the following link: https://dentalcode.net/forms/smile_reminder_consent.pdf 

Here at MyWildwoodDentist.com, we value your experience. If you're in Wildwood,Missouri and looking for a great dentistry, contact our office today!