New Patient Guide
Finding a new dental office can be a challenge. At Family Dentistry of Yukon in Yukon, Oklahoma, our excellent service and knowledgable, friendly team will ensure you receive the personalized dental care you deserve.
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment. But now we'll 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!
Your first step is to call our office and set up an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and get to know him better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
Paperwork and Documentation
If you are pleased with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.
This paperwork is divided into two categories, both of which need to be properly completed. The first one requires your personal details. In this form, you will need to fill in personal information such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you must provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about dental insurance coverage, policy, and provider.
It is imperative that you be precise in answering all the questions.
Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling out the forms before coming to the clinic. This means that you can visit our website and fill out the enrollment form online. This saves you time and ensures a hassle-free visit. Patients can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information will be stored in our database and evaluated prior to your session. To download and complete the forms prior to your appointment, please click the following link:
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth, and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before taking x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.
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 history from the forms you filled out, he might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is fairly common in the event that 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, which will give a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. Panoramic X-rays are the most common types of dental X-rays, as they provide our dentist a detailed view of the teeth and jaw to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures easily. X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist will point out any irregularities or decay that were found and discuss various treatment options.
Follow-up sessions will generally be for cleaning or preparing for an upcoming procedure.
It is highly recommended that patients make follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues. During these routine check-ups, the teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.