As a new patient first experiences can seem overwhelming, however here at Eastbourne Gentle Dental we welcome all new patients into our family with open arms. Our team of professionals will always make sure that EVERY experience including your first is nothing but cheerful.
Upon your first appointment, our friendly professionals will greet you at reception, will check you in, and will ask if there is any requirements the team should be aware of. As a precaution and for us to be able to safeguard your welfare, we will ask you to detail your medical history. Shortly after that a nurse or dentist will collect you from the waiting area where you can then talk to them one to one about any concerns.
The first appointment allows our new patients to have a preliminary discussion and undergo a dental health check-up, whilst also building rapport with one of our friendly experts.
X-RAYS AS NECESSARY
ORAL CANCER CHECK
GUM HEALTH ASSESSMENT
“LUMPS AND BUMPS” ORO-FACIALCHECK
JAW FUNCTION AND BITE/ TOOTH WEAR
ORAL HYGIENE ASSESSMENT
SOFT TISSUE/ ORAL PATHOLOGY CHECK
ANY SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS AS NECESSARY
Every dental check-up includes a checklist of these factors which our dentists will ensure have been revised. Whilst going through the list our professionals will ask you about your cleaning routines and oral hygiene so that they can advise further support where needed. Occasionally a hygienist is recommended to help you achieve a deep clean for a healthier glean!
A discussion around your X-rays will follow at the end of your check-up, and the Dentist will go through anything that might be of a concern. Should there be anything that arises, he or she will recommend several options available, and will also advise the best course of treatment using pain-free dentistry. At this point, our friendly reception here at Eastbourne surgery will be able to provide a treatment plan and estimate for you.
However, it might be the case that you don’t need any treatment, in which case we won’t need to see you until another six months’ time for your next check-up. If you need any support within that time our dentists will always be on hand to provide support and advice, no matter the size of your query. Remember we are just a call away!
For anyone that gets anxious about dental appointments and procedures, our experts here at Eastbourne Gentle Dental will make you feel relaxed and at ease upon entering the surgery. For peace of mind we offer a range pain free dentistry should you be in need of any.
Before any injection, numbing cream will be applied to the gums. The anaesthetic is is warmed to body temperature so that there is no stinging sensation. The numbing process is carried out in stages, where a professional checks to make sure the area is fully numb before moving on to the procedure.
If you are nervous about having dental treatment or you are having a procedure which may be more complex, intravenous (IV) sedation is an effective and safe treatment.
IV sedation is an ideal way of helping you to relax if you are nervous about dental treatment.
IV sedation is a safe pain free sedation dentistry and it is supervised or carried out by a specially trained dentist.
The Wand is the market leader in pain-free dentistry, significantly more comfortable than the syringe and greatly reduces anxiety.
The Wand can eliminate collateral numbness so you can go straight back to your day-to-day activities without a numb face and have your treatments pain-free.