The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for a Visit to the Dentist

 Azarko Marketing  Monday, November 21, 2016

 

If you're getting ready to see an Edmonton dentist for the first time, you might be wondering what exactly you should be doing to prepare. Most people aren't always sure what they need to bring along or what they need to do beforehand.

We've put together this handy guide to help you prepare for your first visit to an Azarko Dental Group Edmonton dental clinic.

Dental Records

Preparing for your first visit to a new Edmonton dentist means contacting your old clinic to have your dental records, including dental x-rays, moved over. Providing your new dental clinic with this important information about your oral health history will allow them to provide you with more personalized service and treatments. Even if you haven't visited your old clinic for a long time, any information can be helpful.

Insurance Information

Bringing along your insurance information is key for making your first visit go smoothly for yourself and for the staff at your new Edmonton dental clinic. You should also bring along any other documents which you may have needed to use for the payment process in the past.

Medical Considerations

As important as it is for your new dentist to know about your oral health history, it is recommended that they know about any pertinent overall health matters as well. This includes any major recent changes to your health, or if you are currently sick. It is also a good idea to let the staff know if you have any allergies or if you have a heart condition, and to bring along information on any prescriptions you are currently taking.

Home Oral Health Care

Taking good care of your oral health at home actually has an important effect on how your dental appointments go. The better care you take of your own teeth and gums, the less you have to worry about during an examination. You'll experience less tenderness to your gums upon returning home, and you'll end up needing fewer appointments for cavities and other oral health problems.

Have Some Questions? Prepare a List!

Your Edmonton dentist is not only there to take care of your teeth, but to provide you with education and information about oral health in general and about their practice in particular. If any questions about oral health and dental procedures occur to you before your appointment, you should write them down so that your dentist can provide you with correct and well-informed answers.

At the Edmonton dental clinics of Azarko Dental Group, we make doctor-patient communication a priority. We strive to always make sure that you feel heard and that your concerns are taken seriously.

Our Edmonton dentists are here to answer any of your questions, and our friendly staff will walk you through everything you need to know to get started at one of our clinics:

 

Azarko West

780-483-7079

14938 Stony Plain Rd.

Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8

 

Azarko South

780-988-8190

969 James MowattTrail SW

Edmonton, AB T6W 1S4