Most of our patients come to us with a specific dental need. They may have crooked, crowded or missing teeth, yellow stained teeth or they may be suffering pain from teeth or gums.
We allow an hour for an unhurried, in depth discussion of all your dental needs. Often a cosmetic problem has a functional basis and we are dedicated not only providing you with a beautiful smile but at the same time healthy and pain free gums and teeth and freedom from painful jaw joints and chronic headaches.
There is a small charge for this first consultation and we usually are able to give the patient a broad picture of what is necessary to restore the mouth to maximum health, function and beauty.
We must emphasis that our first priority will be to address your main problem, but sometimes there may be underlying causes and associated problems which will need to be briefly discussed. Sometimes at this first visit it is necessary to take one or two small X-rays for which there would be a minimal charge in order to gain some insight into the nature of a specific problem. A full X-ray examination is usually only done at the second visit when the patient feels ready to commit themselves to a course of treatment which has been mutually agreed after a full discussion.
If the first problem is pain, we would of course deal with this immediately.
During the initial consultation the latest Intra-Oral Camera is used to detect problems of the teeth and gums which are shown instantly and with great clarity on the computer screen. This enables the dentist to make and early diagnosis of any problem and for the patient to understand his own personal dental needs as never before.