YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your initial visit to
Altona Gate Dental forms a vital foundation for our relationship with
you. During the first visit, we obtain important information about you,
your medical and dental history and it allows you time to get to know
your doctor. We will listen carefully to your concerns and desires as
understanding these are an important factor in your result.
During this visit we will perform a
thorough examination of your gums, teeth and mouth. We will look for
signs of disease of the gums, cavities of the teeth and other dental
We will perform a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums,
gently scraping below the gum line, removing the build up of plaque and
tartar. Plaque can cause gum infections and disease, bad breath,
cavities and other problems.
A detailed set of digital x-rays may also be taken.
Digital x-rays have a very high
resolution and provide a clear picture of your current oral health. We
use x-ray machines that emit virtually no radiation – no more than you
would obtain from a day outside in the sun or watching TV over the
We also use an intra-oral camera. This
mini video camera displays your mouth and teeth on a TV monitor and
allows us to explain any concerns and discuss with you the various
treatment solutions available, so you can see, understand and make
informed decisions regarding your dental health. Our goal is to help you maintain your
good oral health for a lifetime and to prevent problems from becoming
serious, by identifying and treating them as soon as possible.
At the completion of this visit, we will
demonstrate and discuss the most effective way to brush and floss your
teeth at home.We are very passionate about educating our patients on
simple, easy to follow but beneficial oral hygiene procedures.
We will listen carefully to your concerns and desires as understanding these are an important factor in your result.
To make an appointment
or ask a question, please enquire online for a fast response, or
phone 03 9318 0771. We look forward to hearing from you.