Initial Exam

Your First Visit To Southport Dental Care

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Outstanding dental health for a lifetime begins with your initial appointment. This consultation enables us to review your medical and dental history, discuss your treatment goals and conduct a comprehensive dental examination. Once we gather all essential information, we will share our findings with you and provide you with information and options to achieve your goals. After this first visit, our front desk staff will assist you in getting scheduled back for the appropriate amount of time for your first cleaning or the first treatment.

Here’s what you can expect from your first visit with Southport Dental Care.

The first appointment establishes a relationship with your doctor, provides all the necessary understanding of your specific dental requirements to the dental team and sets a tone for the future appointments.

The dental team will ask you about your past dental experiences, current concerns and your general awareness of your dental health.

A thorough examination will screen for cancer, TMJ problems, bone, teeth and gums etc. During this process the dentist and the dental team will talk to you about your dental treatment requirements and about how to go about it.

If your current visit is after a considerable period of time, you will most probably require a cleaning. X-rays, photos or impression for models of your teeth might be taken for diagnosis or future referral. Further appointments may be required to solve all your current dental concerns and requirements. All the details will be explained along with the financial implications.

The first appointment should NOT be hurried through as it builds the basis for all your future appointments.

Dental treatments may require careful planning and follow up visits which ultimately lead to a better smile for you. The first visit is hence the most important cog in the wheel.

Please provide the following at the time of your initial consultation:

Recent x-rays if available
A list of medications you are presently taking
If you have dental insurance, the necessary completed forms. This will save you time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT:

Patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern, such as a heart murmur, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves or joints, rheumatic fever, etc.; or if you are on heart medications, aspirin therapy, anticoagulant therapy, etc.

Forms

You can save time by completing necessary forms before your appointment. The forms below require Adobe Acrobat Reader (click for free download).

New Patient Paperwork
Request Dental Records from your Previous Dentist
* Please complete as required, print, review, sign and bring to your office visit.

X-Rays

If your doctor has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office or we will call and request them for you. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If any additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our office.

Insuranceclick here for information.

Please contact us at 772-335-3300 or by e-mail at Email Us Here if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.