Your first appointment

Photo of a happy smiling coupleWe look forward to welcoming you to Finsbury Dental Care.

On your first visit to us, we would ask you to arrive at the practice 10 minutes before your appointment time; this is so you can complete a medical and dental questionnaire. Please rest assured that all information you provide is strictly confidential.

You will be called through to meet your Dentist and his/her dental surgery assistant. We take the time to discuss any dental problems you are having and listen to your concerns. Your dentist will also talk through your medical form, discussing any relevant issues.

Once we have completed this, we will carry out a thorough dental and oral examination, checking your teeth, gums and surrounding tissues. We use the latest technology such as intra-oral cameras and the Diagnodent decay-detecting laser as well as x-rays to ascertain where things are fine and where they may need a little help.

It is very important to us that you understand and are involved in the diagnosis and treatment planning. We will give you a range of treatment options for consideration. We work with you to ensure you are fully informed and thus can make the appropriate choices for your treatment plan under our clinical guidance. We are very open and clear about the cost of proposed treatment, and give every patient a detailed treatment plan with a written estimate of costs.

In complex cases we may need to gather more detailed information and involve other members of our dental team within the relevant speciality.

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