Preparing for a Dentist

Posted on April 30 2019

At Eternal Dental Care, we are dedicated to serving our friends, family, neighbors, and community members in Newark with the best dental care possible. We are not only committed to continuing education, but also maintain active memberships in multiple dental associations to help us stay updated on the newest research, technology, materials, and treatments.

We know how daunting it can be to find a dental team with whom you feel comfortable handling your entire family’s dental needs. Dr. Kamini Patel is always ready to provide better care for you and your loved ones. In fact, we recommend that you schedule a checkup with Dr. Patel before any problems or emergencies arise, so we can establish good preventive care.

Booking your first dental appointment

You can request an appointment today using the contact form on our website, or simply call the number provided to talk to one of our friendly team members. The online option allows you to contact us at your convenience, day or night, and then we’ll get back to you promptly to suggest an opening and confirm your consultation.

A typical new patient dental consultation at Eternal Dental Care includes:

  • Taking a full health history – Before the actual checkup, we will go through your health history to identify any oral or general health concerns that we should keep an eye on. This is a vital step to help us provide you with the best care possible.
  • X-rays – Depending on the symptoms, your risk of diseases, age, and other factors, Dr. Veillux may recommend x-rays to diagnose underlying problems such as abscesses, impacted teeth, decay between teeth, cysts or tumors, and damage to the jawbones. We use modern equipment that emits virtually zero radiation, so there’s no need to be afraid.
  • Full examination – The dentist will examine your gums and teeth to determine how well you brush and floss your teeth. He will also inspect your entire mouth for any signs of damage, infections, disease, or symptoms of other conditions like oral cancer. The objective is to identify any problems that may need immediate treatment or intervention,
  • Professional cleaning – Nearly every dental visit involves professional cleaning to remove built up plaque and calculus below the gumline that may cause gum disease, bad breath, cavities, and other problems.

Depending on the results of your first visit, Dr. Patel will discuss with you when your next dental visit will be, usually between 3 and 6 months, or sooner if further treatment is required, such as tooth extraction or dental repair or restoration.