Meeting Your New Dentist
Selecting a new dentist can be difficult, and we understand how important it is to trust your dental provider with your oral health. If you're looking for a dentist in the Paris, Texas area, contact our friendly team today! We'd love to have you as a new patient.
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!
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Here is a brief summary of everything you need to know for your first visit to our dentist in Paris, Texas.
Your first step is to call our office and set up an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and get to know us better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures we offer and how you can benefit from them.
Paperwork and Documentation
Before your appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form, along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill these forms.
This paperwork is divided in two categories, both of which need to be properly completed. The first one requires your personal details. In this form, you have to fill in personal information such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you must provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about dental insurance coverage, policy and provider.
It is imperative for you to be precise in answering all the questions, as any wrong answer could impact your future treatment.
Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling the forms before coming to the clinic. This means that you can visit our website and fill out the enrollment form online. This saves you time and ensures you a hassle-free appointment scheduling and an efficient and effective visit. Patients can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information would be stored in our database and will be evaluated prior to your session. To download and fill the forms out prior to your appointment, please click the following link:
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth, and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. Our dentist will look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums or teeth during the examination; and explain the procedure to you accordingly. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled, we might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is fairly common in the event that our dentist sees anything unusual or something which was not mentioned in the forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dental assistant will take an X-ray of your mouth, which will give us a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays, as they provide our dentist a much more detailed view of the teeth and jaw. Our dentist is also able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures easily with the panoramic X-ray. Although believed to be a lengthy process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist would guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found in your mouth. They may also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our practice. Afterward, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure and can discuss a payment plan, if needed.
As soon as your appointment is finished with our dentist at My Dentist in Paris, Texas, you will need to schedule a follow-up session, depending on your availability. These follow-up appointments would mostly be for cleaning and preparing your teeth for any upcoming procedures. It is highly recommended for patients to attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, the teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.
Call us at 903-737-8543 for an appointment or come to our office today. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have. Our priority is your oral health and overall well being.