Plan enough time off to feel less rushed or anxious to get back. When you make your appointment, ask how long your procedure usually takes, then add additional time to it. The exam will probably be more in-depth if some time has passed since your last visit.
Have you scheduled your first appointment in Ibarreta dental? Are you feeling a little restless? Your first visit doesn't have to be a mystery. To help answer questions and alleviate concerns, here is what to expect during a new appointment at our Bilbao Dental Clinic.
Welcome and Record Creation
The receptionist will create a new patient record using your personal details and contact information. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your oral health, as well as a complete medical history to get a complete picture of you and your health. Previous dental records can also be transferred to our dental clinic to help build your history. Be sure to ask any questions you have and to share accurate information about your oral health history.
An X-ray test and an oral examination will be performed by the Doctor. Once done, the appropriate recommendations will be provided depending on your case. Our priority is to maintain perfect oral health, while addressing any cosmetic or other concerns you may have.
After your appointment at Ibarreta dental, the receptionist will schedule your next visit. Regular checkups should be done about every six months, but you may visit us more often depending on your treatment plan.
X-rays are common during initial appointments. They can diagnose problems that would otherwise go unnoticed, such as infections, impacted teeth, and hidden cavities. The results of the x-rays will allow us to complete a more complete oral exam.
Modern X-ray machines emit minimal radiation. You must mention if you are pregnant. We can still take X-rays in pregnant patients, but we prefer not to do it in the first trimester unless it is an emergency situation that requires it.
The process is quick and simple, so sit back and follow our team's instructions.
During the oral exam, we will look for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis (gum disease). We also examine all soft tissues for irregularities or injuries and evaluate the TMJ.
You may also be asked about:
Recent toothaches or tenderness you have experienced
Activities you participate in that may affect the condition of your teeth (for example, sports)
Cosmetic concerns you may have
After the exam, a personalized treatment plan will be developed to improve your oral health.