New Patient Information
People tend to gravitate to dental providers who fit their specific needs, and we can honestly say that we go above and beyond every single day to deliver exceptional service to our patients. Our talented team is always tailoring treatment plans to each individual's needs and wants.
Below is a brief description of everything you need to know when preparing for your first visit at 360 Dental in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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 great opportunities for you to meet our dentist and get to know us better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that our practice offers and how they can benefit you.
Paperwork and Documentations
If you are satisfied with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will help you set 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. We suggest that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.
This paperwork covers two categories, both of which should be completed in detail. The first form requires your personal details. On 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. On this form, you will have to provide complete information regarding past medical treatments, dental problems and details about any dental insurance coverage, policies, and providers.
It is important for you to be truthful when you answer the questions, because any missing or incorrect information could affect your future treatments.
Our office also provides you with the choice of filling out the forms before coming to our practice. This means that you can fill out the enrollment form online. This saves you time and gives your access to hassle-free appointment scheduling, as well as an efficient and effective visit. You can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details using the following link:
This information will be stored in our database and will be evaluated by our dentist prior to your session.
Comprehensive Examination and Cleaning
After reviewing your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam, and our dentist performs it in order to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. Teeth cleaning is an important part of the comprehensive exam. Our dentist thoroughly cleans the teeth and mouth before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.
Our dentist will carefully look for any sensitivity, decay, and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination, and they explain the procedure to you. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled out, they might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is fairly common in case our dentist sees anything unusual or something not previously mentioned in the forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth, which will give them a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken so our dentist can better analyze any oral disruptions, diseases, and cavities that they find. The X-rays should be done each time you come in, either with a severe problem or routinely after at least a year, since the state of your teeth has probably changed during that time.
The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays, because they provide our dentist a detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The dentist is able to easily spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with the panoramic X-ray.
Although many people believe X-rays are a long process, they usually don’t take more than a few minutes, and they 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 shielded from the X-ray machine with a protective garment. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.
Post Examination Consultation
After the dental check-up, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that we may have found in your mouth. Our dentist will suggest and explain the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs, customized to fit your individual requirements.
Afterward, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure and you can discuss a payment plan with our staff, if needed.
Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental concerns.
Once you have met with our dentist at 360 Dental in Tulsa, Oklahoma and discussed the variety of treatments that we offer, a follow-up session will be arranged for you, according to your availability. It is highly recommended that you attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid developing any cavities, tooth decay or other oral health issues. During these routine check-ups, our dentist regularly cleans and treats your teeth to make sure that they stay in good shape.
Visit us right away or call us for an appointment today. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.