Your dental health
At Thornhill Dental Surgery, we aim to provide you with the tools and knowhow to achieve excellent dental health.
Dental professionals have always known that dental health is strongly connected to the health of the rest of our body but new research has shown that this link is much stronger than we thought. We know how that bacteria and inflammation associated with an unhealthy mouth can contribute to an increased risk of serious medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and stroke. Poor dental health can also lead to premature births and unhealthy babies.
At Thornhill Dental Surgery, we want you to lead a long and healthy life and we help you increase your chances of doing this by maintaining good dental health.
Arranging your first appointment
To arrange your first visit, please contact our reception team on 01924 464077 who will be delighted to arrange an appointment at a convenient time for you. When booking your appointment, our reception team will ask you for your contact details in order to reserve the appointment for you and give you some details about your appointment.
Please note that we ask for a £30 deposit at the time of booking your first appointment.
Your first visit
Your first visit will be usually be for your New Patient Dental Health Check.
When you arrive for your appointment, one of our friendly reception team will ask you to complete a new patient details sheet to ensure that we have your contact preferences on your dental records. They will also provide you with a new patient information pack which includes a confidential medical questionnaire.
You will complete the medical questionnaire while you wait for you appointment in one of our comfortable reception rooms. Luxury magazines are available to read while you wait and toilet facilities are available in both of our receptions. Our receptions are equipped with patient information screens which tell you more about the practice while you wait as well as displaying news and special offers and playing music for your enjoyment.
When it is time for your appointment, your dentist or dental nurse will come and meet you in reception and show you through to the surgery.
Your first dental health check
This first stage to achieving optimum dental health is to receive a dental health check. Our extensive 18-point dental health check covers every aspect of your dental health and enables us to provide you with a report of your current dental health status. From that, we can work with you to develop a plan of how we can help you reach your optimum dental health.
Our dental health check covers the following essential checks:
- Patient opinion of health of the teeth and gums
- Patient awareness of any dental problems
- Check of medical status
- Check of lifestyle risks to dental health
- Check of homecare procedures
- Check of progress from previous appointment
- Patient opinion of appearance of teeth and gums
- Check of health of jaw
- Check of health and comfort of bite
- Check of health of lymph nodes
- Check of health of tongue, lips, cheeks and skin
- Check of health of the gums
- Check of presence of plaque
- Check of health of teeth
- Check of health and stability of existing restorations
- Check of health of the tooth surface
- Check of health of the bones
- Check of the health of the areas inside, between and underneath the teeth
Dental health is our main priority but we also want to you be happy with the appearance of your smile. The dental health check is an excellent opportunity for you to tell us about any aspect of your smile which you would like to improve and we can tell you how we can help you achieve a terrific smile.
If you need to attend further appointments for treatment or dental hygiene appointments, our reception team will provide you with a printed treatment plan with the details of the services planned and the fees for these services. Our reception will arrange a convenient appointment for you to best suit your individual requirements and send you confirmation emails for the appointments.