New patients experience and comprehensive oral exam

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As a new patient at Outdoor Dental, you will receive a comprehensive dental exam. The evaluation will check your oral health and understand your concerns. During the exam, we take digital X-rays and photos to examine the health of your gums, tongue, and teeth. By also looking at your medical and dental history, we can identify what can affect your treatment plans. Evaluating your previous dental work will help us develop and suggest treatments.

Here’s what to expect during your first comprehensive exam with us:

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.
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.
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. With a non-invasive device called a Velscope, we can detect any abnormal tissue in our mouth. Pre-cancerous tissues, if caught early, will also allow for a much more effective prognosis.

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


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.

We will also be giving you an estimate on the dental treatments we offer that match our findings.

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.

At the end of your comprehensive oral exam

At Outdoor Dental, we believe that your oral health is an important part of your wellness. Your wellbeing is our priority. Your comprehensive oral exam will help us develop a dental plan that’s right for you. We will then provide an estimate and schedule the next appointment for your next visit.

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Now accepting new patients in Calgary

We are a family dental clinic in Seton, Calgary. Our practice believes that your oral health is part of your wellbeing. We aim to take care of your dental and wellness by understanding your concerns. Outdoor Dental advocates using dental technology for your comfort and for effective results.

Contact Outdoor Dental today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jay Patel.

Interested in becoming part of the Outdoor Dental family?