Your First Appointment
At Castle Lane Dental Care we welcome new patients of all ages for general, family and cosmetic dental treatment. You can book an appointment easily by contacting a member of our friendly reception team.
When you come in for your first appointment, our reception staff will greet you and make you feel welcome. We'll ask you to complete some questionnaires about your general and dental health, and your dental wants and needs. Please arrive in good time to complete these forms and provide as much information as possible, including any additional information you think will be helpful to the dentist – for example, if you are nervous about treatment
Your dentist will then come out to meet you and will take you to the surgery for an initial consultation, where we will go through the information provided on the questionnaires and will ask you to tell us about your health, past dental experiences, wants and needs.
We will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and surrounding structures, including checking any existing fillings or restorations, examining the condition of your gums, and looking at your jaw joint and related muscles. Photographs and x-rays will be taken as necessary, using intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays inside the mouth and of the jaws. We also carry out checks for oral cancer as standard.
After your examination we will go through the findings together with you, and will describe what you see and determine the state of your dental health. If you are in good health and need no further treatment at this time we will advise on how to maintain your health. If you need treatment, we will explain exactly what is needed, addressing any concerns you may have expressed.
We will discuss treatment options available to you, so that you can make an informed choice about your treatment. We will then decide together what best meets your needs.
Where helpful patients are provided with a detailed new patient report after their initial consultation. This will include agreed treatments, with an estimate of fees. Our reception team will book you in for follow-up appointments as necessary.
If at any time after your appointment or during treatment you have any concerns or questions, please contact us – we are more than happy to answer them, to get you the treatment you need.