Your First Visit As Our Patient
Seeing a new dentist for the first time can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but with rising concerns about oral health issues, it is important for people to visit the dentist regularly. It is common to find patients who remain with their same dentist for many years. However, under specific circumstances, such as moving to a new neighborhood, people need to find a new dentist.
If you are visiting Wheatland Family Dental in Wichita, Kansas, for the first time, you may be wondering what to expect. To give you an idea about how your initial visit will proceed, here is a quick rundown of what you should expect at our patient-friendly practice, where we ensure your comfort and convenience.
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!
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Scheduling a Dental Appointment
Visiting our dentist should be scheduled routinely to treat and maintain your oral health. Therefore, after your first visit, it’s recommended you visit our dentist every few months to keep looking and feeling great!
We recommend arriving early to your appointment in order to fill out new patient forms. You also have the option of filling out these forms online prior to your appointment. Click the following link to download our new patient forms:
Discuss Symptoms With Our Dentist
It is important to honestly discuss your oral health with our dentist. Providing this information will allow for a better understanding. If you are feeling sensitivity or any discomfort in your mouth, revealing this is recommended to treat the issue before it worsens. Our team at Wheatland Family Dental, in Wichita, Kansas, wants you to feel comfortable and will assist you with any dental issues you may be experiencing.
Discuss Your Daily Dental Routine
In addition to the above, it is important for you to discuss each and every aspect of your daily dental routine with our dentist. Our dentist will discuss proper teeth cleaning methods and also answer any questions you may have.
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will 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.
After the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth, which will give us a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. X-rays are suggested whenever a patient comes in with a severe problem, or routinely, after a year has passed since the last x-ray.
After the dental check-up, our dentist will discuss your results with you.
After meeting with our dentist, discussing any treatment you may need and answering your questions at length, you will be scheduled for a follow-up session at your convenience. The follow-up session will be mostly for cleaning and preparing your teeth for any upcoming procedures.
It is suggested that you schedule follow-up sessions twice a year to prevent any cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, teeth are usually cleaned and treated to ensure that they remain in good shape.