Meet Your New Dentist
It is vital that we build good relationships with our doctors as our health and well-being depend on the services they provide. When we find a good one, we tend to stay with them for many years. But the facts of life are such that eventually there comes a time, such as when moving to a new area or state, when we must find new doctors.
Take a moment to read over our summary on everything you need to know to be ready for your first visit to our dentist in San Antonio, Texas.
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!
Release of Records Consent
Download the release of records consent form.
First things first. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and start building a relationship. Our dentist can talk to you about the procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
After the first meeting, if you are pleased with our dentist (and we know you will be), our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Prior to your appointment, you will need to fill out a new patient form and also provide your dental history. We recommend that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure you have plenty of time to complete these forms.
The paperwork has two categories, both of which need to be properly completed. The first one deals with your personal details and information, such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. The other one requires you to fill out a medical history form and provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about your dental insurance coverage, policy and provider.
Please make sure you are honest and precise when answering every question as any imprecise or incomplete answer could impact your future treatment.
Our office also provides the choice of filling the forms before coming to the clinic:you can visit our website and fill out the enrollment form online. This saves time, ensures a hassle-free appointment and a constructive visit. You may download health history forms from our website and fill in all the details. We will store this information in our database and our dentist will review it prior to your session. To download and fill the forms out before your appointment, please visit the following link: New Patient Form
Examination and Cleaning
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This comprehensive exam is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the exam is the cleaning. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before taking x-rays.
Our dentist will look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the exam. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled out, you may still be asked questions about your dental health and history while being examined. This is fairly common in the event that our dentist sees anything unusual or something that was not mentioned in the forms.
Our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth to get a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw, and also to analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide a more detailed view. Our dentist is better able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures easily with the panoramic X-ray.
X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe.
After the checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist would guide you through any of the irregularities or decay found in your mouth and also mention the various treatment options.
Afterward, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure and you may discuss a payment plan, if needed.
Now you should schedule a follow-up session. The follow-up session will usually be for cleaning and preparing your teeth for any upcoming procedure.
It is highly recommended that you schedule follow-up visits at least twice a year to prevent cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, your teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure they stay in good shape.
Our office offers the "Smile reminders" service, which is sent to you either via email or text message. The purpose is to notify you of your upcoming appointment and to confirm it as well. To set up your preferences, please fill out the form at the following link: Smile Reminders Consent Form
Our team is here to answer any questions you may have. Your dental hygiene is important to us; we want your experience to be as comfortable as possible. Call us at 210-293-0696 for an appointment or come to our office today.