Welcome to Our Practice
Welcome to Valley Park Dental Care in Valley Park, Missouri! Our team understands how important your oral health is to you, and we're happy to assist you on your journey to achieving and maintaining a healthy smile. To ensure that you're comfortable during your first visit to our office, we're outlined what you can expect from the new patient process, 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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Your first appointment will be a great opportunity for you to meet our team and become comfortable with our office. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
New Patient Paperwork
If satisfied with our dentist after the initial meeting, our team will further assist you in setting up an appointment. Before your visit, you will be required to fill out new patient forms along with providing any prior dental history or records. It is suggested that you come at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to complete the required documents.
This paperwork mostly covers two categories, both of which need to be completed in detail. The first one category requires that you provide your personal details, such as name, age and home address. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you have to provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and dental insurance, including details about the policy and the insurance provider. It is important for you to be precise and truthful in answering all the questions as they could have an effect on your future treatments.
Our office also provides you with the choice of filling out the forms before coming to the clinic. 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. Access our new patient forms at 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 evaluate the state of one’s dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning.
Our dentist will generally look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental h, story from the forms you completed, we will still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is fairly common in the case our dentist sees anything unusual or something which was not mentioned in the forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth to gain a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities.
The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide a more detailed view of the teeth and jaw. From such resolution, our dentist is able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with ease.
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 covering. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.
After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you and guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found. Our dentist will suggest and explain to you the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs and customize it to fit your requirements. Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental issues.
After discussing your future treatment, you will also receive the total costs for any particular procedure. Our office offers payment plans, and our staff can guide you in selecting which options best suit your needs. At this time, you may discuss with your dentist the suggested treatments and the expenses.
Now that you have met our dentist and discussed your treatment options, you will be scheduled for a follow-up session at your convenience. These follow-up sessions would mostly be for cleaning and preparing your tooth for any upcoming procedures.
It is highly recommended that individuals attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decay or oral illness from producing inside the mouth. During these routine check-ups, the teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.
If you have any questions regarding the new patient process at Valley Park Dental Care, our team is happy to answer your questions and provide further information. Our goal is to make your dental care journey a satisfactory! For more information or to arrange your new patient appointment, call our Valley Park, Missouri, office at 636-529-1460.