Dr. Jay Patel Dentist at Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Dental Clinic, serves the communities of Seton, Mahogany, Auburn Bay, Cranston, New Brighton & Surrounding Areas
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Your First Dental Visit at Outdoor Dental in SE Calgary

Your 1st dental visit at Outdoor Dental

Our patient promise

OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO INFORM AND EDUCATE you on how to improve and maintain your oral health thereby preventing oral disease and improving your overall general health.

To use evidence-based research and the latest technology to IMPROVE THE ORAL HEALTH, CONFIDENCE AND LIFESTYLE OF OUR COMMUNITY in a convenient, comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

To stay current with techniques, materials and procedures allowing our family to provide your family with safe, reliable and successful treatment options that EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

Always leaving a healthy footprint on your smile


We believe that finding the right dentist should be simple and easy.

What to expect on your first visit

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1. Gathering your medical and dental information

On this first part of the exam, we will listen to your concerns and take note of any dental or health complications you may have. We will also be taking digital x-rays.

2. Teeth exam with digital x-rays

We will be taking digital X-rays and photos to see that status of your oral health. X-rays will help to detect cavities, decaying teeth, and the conditions of your gums. They will also be instrumental to see the position of your teeth. Unlike film X-rays, digital X-rays emits less radiation and will allow us to zoom in the image. These capabilities of digital X-rays will help us explain abnormalities in your mouth.


3. Oral cancer screening and soft tissue exam

During the oral screening, we will be focusing on your soft tissues. This include looking at your tongue, cheek, palette, and throat. A quick and painless oral cancer screening will scan for pre-cancerous and cancerous tissues. Oral cancer can happen to anyone. Certain factors may put you at risk and identifying them early on is important. We do a visual screening to detect any abnormal tissue in your mouth. Pre-cancerous tissues, if caught early, will also allow for a much more effective prognosis.


4. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction exam

Many Canadians suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). Symptoms of TMJ include pain in the chewing muscles, face, jaw, and neck. Limited movement and a stiff jaw are common with those afflicted with TMJ. At Outdoor Dental, neuromuscular dentistry treatments are available for patients suffering from TMJ.


5. Sleep and breathing assessment

Millions of people suffer from snoring and sleep apnea. We will ask you questions and look at your jaw position to determine if you are affected by sleep apnea and/or snoring. There are alternatives to CPAP machines that may help you improve your health, sleep, and personal life.


6. Occlusal exam (bite exam)

Your bite affects the position of your jaws and teeth. At times, bite adjustments are important towards treating headaches and redistributing your bite force.


7. Periodontal exam

Gum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss, bleeding gums, and gum or bone shrinkage. Sensitive or bleeding gums may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. This is due to your body’s vulnerability to plaque bacteria. A periodontal exam can show the health of your gums and establish preventive care.


8. Tooth by tooth exam

In this part of the exam, we will be looking closely at each tooth and crowding concerns you may have. It’s important to understand that when you’re teeth is straight, they’re easier to maintain. You’ll also have healthier gums. To read more about orthodontics here.


9. Dental care education

At this stage, we will discuss our findings with you. We will provide treatment options that match your medical and dental concerns. In addition, we will offer oral health education that will keep you motivated to maintain a healthy mouth.


10. Answer any questions

At this concluding part of the exam, we hope you have plenty of questions! We will answer them to the best of our abilities and offer assistance with the next step of action.

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office hours

9:00am – 4:00pm
7:00am – 7:00pm
11:00am – 7:00pm
11:00am – 7:00pm
9:00am – 4:00pm
9:00am – 5:00pm


office hours

7:00am – 7:00pm
9:00am – 5:00pm
By appointment


DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as medical advice. An appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for any pa ent can be made only by visiting your dentist, physician, or group of doctors. Dr. Jay Patel at Outdoor Dental shall have no liability or responsibility to any individual with respect to loss or damage directly or indirectly caused or alleged by the information contained in this website or obtained from other websites to which a visitor may connect and view. Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Seton Dental Clinic, provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment op ons, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry (TMJ), dental implants, dentures, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, oral health prevention, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics. Besides Seton, we proudly serve southeast SE Calgary communities such as: Mahogany, New Brighton, Auburn Bay, Chaparral, and Cranston.
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