Preparing to Meet Our Dentist
Finding a new dentist can be a challenge, but fortunately, our dentist at Adams Dairy Family Dental Care is committed to providing an exceptional level of dental care. Located in Blue Springs, Missouri, our dental office offers dependable, honest and friendly service. Find out what you can expect as a new patient at our practice, below.
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!
Release of Records Consent
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The first step in choosing the right dentist is to set up a consultation. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our team and get to know us better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
New Patient Paperwork and Documentation
If you are satisfied with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the 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 complete the documentation.
This paperwork mostly covers two categories, both of which need to be completed in detail. The first one requires your personal details, such as your name, age, marital status, income range and home address. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. For this paperwork, you will have to provide complete information regarding past medical treatments, dental problems and details about any dental insurance coverage, policy and provider. It is important for you to be precise and truthful in answering all the questions as any wrong answer could have an effect your future treatments.
Our office also provides you with the choice of filling out the forms ahead of time. This means that you can visit the website and fill out the enrollment form online. This saves you time and ensures your 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 will be stored in our database and will be evaluated by our dentist prior to your session. To fill out your forms in advance, please click the following link:
Comprehensive Examination and Cleaning
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely 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. An important aspect of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. For this component, the teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there aren't any extra particles in your mouth at that time.
During the exam, our dentist will generally look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth. Even though they will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled, they may ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This step ensures the most thorough evaluation of your dental health.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist takes x-rays of your mouth, which will provide a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The X-rays are recommended each time a patient comes in with a severe problem or as part of their regular checkup.
The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide a more detailed view of the teeth and jaw. Such clarity allows our dentist 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. Our dentist will guide you through the simple procedure by asking you to bite down on gauze while the rest of the body is protected with a specially designed covering. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. They will guide you through any irregularities or decay that was found in your mouth. Our dentist will suggest and explain to you the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs and will customize it to fit your requirements. In addition, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure and can discuss the payment plan accordingly.
After consulting with our dentist and discussing treatment options, you will be scheduled for a follow-up meeting at your convenience. These follow-up sessions will 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 checkups, the teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.
As a new patient at Adams Dairy Family Dental Care in Blue Springs, Missouri you can expect to be greeted by a friendly smile and helpful staff. Our dentist and team want to make your experience at our office a satisfactory one, so don't hesitate to ask questions or address concerns. Schedule your appointment today by calling.