During your first and subsequent visits to Macleod Trail Dental, we strive to create a comfortable, relaxing and friendly environment for you. Here are just some of the things you can expect from your primary visit at our dental clinic:
We will take your complete medical and dental history (as such factors can have a significant impact on your oral health as well as other health conditions.)
If you have insurance coverage, we will enter it into the computer. At the end of your visit, we will electronically submit it to your insurance company. In the typical case, the insurance company pays us and we collect any difference from you.
Digital x-rays will be taken as they are essential for the detection and diagnosis of dental caries, tumors, cysts, the position of the roots and teeth as well as for periodontal considerations such as bone loss.
One of our friendly, registered dental hygienists will perform a thorough examination of your gums and teeth. They will assess the mobility and bone levels of your mouth, the health of your gums and the presence of any gum disease.
A dental cleaning will include the removal of calculus (hardened plaque) which has formed above and below the gum line and which can’t be removed by simple brushing. During the cleaning, plaque is also removed and in the last stage, your teeth will be polished, removing any stains
Our dental team will also advise you on the best brushing and flossing techniques to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
After the cleaning, one of our highly trained dentists will complete a thorough dental examination which involves reviewing your x-rays, the hygienists findings and a complete physical exam, including an oral cancer screening.
The findings will be discussed with you and if any treatment is required, all your viable options will be explained.
Once your first treatment is fully completed, the costs are provided and insurance company pre-estimates for future treatments can be arranged, if necessary.