At Strand and Vale Dental Centre, you can rest assured that your first visit will be comfortable, enjoyable and most importantly proactive!
We make every effort to keep you informed of your options at all times. This means that at every stage, you will know what is happening in regards to your treatment and fees.
From the moment you enter our centre, and are welcomed by our friendly staff, your comfort and well being are our highest priority. We welcome anxious patients, and strive to provide a comfortable, relaxed environment for those who suffer from dental anxiety.
Your first appointment will generally be a consultation where we like to get to know you, your concerns and your total oral health.
We will examine your jaw joints for any issues, and assess the health of your gums. Your teeth are examined both individually and how they relate to each other to form your bite. We will also assess your entire oral area inside and out to screen for cancers and infections. Approximately 90% of oral cancers, when picked up early are entirely treatable but if left to progress, can result in very poor survival rates.
A series of clinical photographs may be taken to allow us to compare changes in the condition of your teeth over time. Digital radio-graphs are taken to examine teeth and bone conditions that cannot be viewed with the naked eye.
After all the information has been gathered, we will create a unique treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.
We place a high importance on patient education, and take the time to explain the different treatment options and associated costs available. We will never undertake a treatment without your permission – we value your opinion.