Oral health is very important for many people and finding a dentist who perfectly suits their needs is a priority for them. Generally, patients often select a dentist and remain with that practice for a long time. However, under certain circumstances, such as moving to a new neighborhood, people have to find new doctors and dentists.
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will 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!
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To meet with our dentist and our staff, you should first call our office and set up a consultation appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to get to become familiar with our dentist and our clinic. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
New Patient Paperwork and Documentation
If you are pleased with our dentist after the first meeting, our team at Bluebonnet Dental Care in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will help you set up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form and provide your dental history and records. We suggest 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. The first one requires your personal details. In this form, you will fill in personal information such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. The second category requires you to complete a medical history form. In this form, you must provide information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about dental insurance coverage, policy, and provider as completely as you can.
It is important that you answer all of the questions honestly because any missing or incorrect information could impact your future treatments.
Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling out the forms before coming to the clinic. To fill out the new patient form online, please click the following link:
Patients can also download health history forms from our website and fill in all of the required details. This information will be stored in our database and it will be evaluated prior to your session.
After reading your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth in a comprehensive exam. Our dentist performs this procedure to study the current state of your dental health and hygiene. Teeth cleaning is an important part of the comprehensive exam. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before our dentist takes any x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.
Our dentist will look for any sensitivity, decay, and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination and explain the procedure to you accordingly. 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. Our dentist does this in case they see anything unusual or something that was not mentioned on the forms.
After concluding the comprehensive examination, our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth, which will give them a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken so that our dentist can analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities that they find. Panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays because they give the dentist a detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The dentist can easily spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with the panoramic X-ray.
Although many people believe that taking X-rays is a prolonged process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes, and they are completely safe for the patient. Our dentist will guide you through the process by asking you to bite down on gauze, while the rest of the body is protected from the X-ray machine with a device that will cover it. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental exam, our dentist will discuss your results with you and guide you through any of the problems or decay that they may have found in your mouth. They may also mention the various treatment options that our office offers. Our dentist will provide you with the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs, and they will customize it to fit your requirements.
Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental problems.
After meeting our dentist at Bluebonnet Dental Care in Baton Rouge, Louisiana , and discussing possible any treatments you may need, then a follow-up session will be arranged for you according to your availability. During these follow-up sessions, our dentist will clean your teeth and prepare you for any upcoming treatments.
We recommend that you visit our clinic for at least two follow up sessions within a single year. This will help prevent the development of oral diseases, tooth decay, and cavities. During these follow-up visits, our dentist will perform teeth cleaning and further treatment to keep your teeth in their best condition.