New Patient Exam

in Burlington, ON

Your Dental Journey Starts Here

Comprehensive New Patient Exams

The new patient exam is a comprehensive dental examination conducted by Dr. Zemskova or our other dentists on staff to assess your oral health and gather necessary information about your dental history. It is typically the first step in establishing a professional relationship with your dentist and creating a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

What is a New Patient Exam?

The new patient exam involves several steps to evaluate your oral health. It includes:

Medical and Dental History: The dentist will ask about your general health, medications, and past dental treatments.

Oral Examination: The dentist thoroughly examines your mouth, teeth, and gums for any dental issues or concerns.

X-rays and Imaging: If needed, dental X-rays or other imaging techniques are used to get a detailed view of your teeth and supporting structures.

Additional Diagnostic Tests: Additional tests may be conducted to assess your gum health, bite alignment, or dental occlusion.

Teeth Cleaning (Optional): A dental cleaning may be performed by our hygienist to remove plaque and stains from your teeth.

How Do New Patient Exams Work?

The new patient exam is designed to provide Dr. Zemskova and our other dentists with a comprehensive understanding of your oral health and to identify any existing or potential dental issues. By gathering information about your medical and dental history, conducting a thorough examination, and utilizing diagnostic tools like X-rays, the dentist can assess your oral health condition accurately.

Benefits of
New Patient Exams

In summary, the new patient exam offers the benefits of a comprehensive assessment, personalized treatment planning, early detection of dental problems, preventive measures, a strong dentist-patient relationship, and improved overall health. It serves as a foundation for your dental care journey and sets you on the path to a healthy smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a new patient exam?

The new patient exam allows the dentist to assess your oral health, identify any existing or potential dental issues, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. It also establishes a baseline for your dental care and helps build a professional relationship with your dentist.

What should I expect during a new patient exam?

The new patient exam typically includes a review of your medical and dental history, a comprehensive oral examination, optional teeth cleaning, dental X-rays or imaging, and additional diagnostic tests if needed. The dentist will discuss their findings with you and recommend appropriate treatments or preventive measures.

How long does a new patient exam usually take?

The duration of a new patient exam can vary depending on various factors, such as the complexity of your oral health and the procedures involved. On average, it can take around 60 to 90 minutes to complete the exam, but it can be shorter or longer depending on your specific needs.

Will the dentist provide a treatment plan after the new patient exam?

Yes, after completing the new patient exam and reviewing the findings, Dr. Zemskova will discuss their recommendations and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. This plan may include any necessary treatments, preventive measures, and a schedule for future dental visits.

Schedule your personalized new patient exam with Lakefront Family Dental by filling out the form below. Our dentist will thoroughly evaluate your oral health, discuss any concerns, and create a customized treatment plan just for you. Take the first step towards optimal dental care by scheduling your exam today. We’re here to guide you and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.