Welcome to our family dental practice. You will find our staff at our dental office in Napanee to be friendly, helpful and willing to answer all of your questions in a professional and confidential manner.
Our philosophy is to provide treatment with a conservative and preventive approach to ensure that your experience is a pleasant one. If restorative treatment is recommended we will explain all possible options with your individual needs in mind.
On your first appointment please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. We will give you a medical history form to fill out. Please bring a list of all medications you are currently taking. You will also be given a consent form that allows us to collect your information and share it with other dental professionals such as specialist referrals. This signed document assures that your information is protected under the health information privacy act.
Please inform us of your previous dentist so we may transfer your records. IF THERE ARE NO CURRENT RADIOGRAPHS (X-RAYS) we will take a digital panoramic to view all of your teeth and surrounding bone on one scan. We will also take preventive Bitewing digital images for diagnostic purposes. This exam provides us with a baseline to follow your oral health. Our hygienist will then perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and oral tissues.
Dr. DeMan will also perform an exam and then assess the data collected, which will provide you with a treatment plan. Thereafter the dental hygienist will offer you the service of hygiene treatment (cleaning). This would include scaling, polishing and fluoride treatment. Also we can offer sensitivity treatments such as desensitizing teeth that respond to hot/cold, root exposure and worn teeth.
If you require more frequent appointments for periodontal maintenance (cleanings) we will apply for “extra units of scaling” so you may come for more frequent cleanings.
At Paul DeMan Dentistry, we work hard to ensure our patients are comfortable during their dental visit. We understand that some patients feel anxious about receiving dental treatment, which is why we set up our office for a relaxing and gentle dental experience. Our office offers all of the following to put you at ease during your treatment:
Have you had the experience of uncomfortable cleaning appointments and do not necessarily require traditional freezing? Now we can offer a type of numbing that we place under the gums that are short lasting. You leave the office with no after effects. Ask us about this treatment and more desensitizing options.
Watch TV during Your Treatment
During your treatment we offer headphones and a channel changer to allow you to filter out the dental office sounds. Watching TV is very relaxing and allows you to feel as if you are in your own living room.
Sit back, choose your favourite program and “tune out”.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Otherwise known as “laughing gas” the nitrous oxide is a great choice for light sedation. The benefit of this service over oral sedation is there are no after effects and you can drive home. Ask us about all of the sedation options and whether you are a good candidate.
We are pleased to offer digital radiology (X-rays, pictures, images or scans) in the form of panoramic and sensors for inside the mouth for individual pictures. This technology provides excellent diagnostics, patient education, but best of all it reduces radiation exposure by 50-90 %. Now that is something to talk about.
Panoramic shows us all the teeth and surrounding structures from joint to joint and chin to nose. The individual sensor pictures can show us a single tooth or multiple teeth and expand it on the TV screen for you to discuss with either the dentist or the dental hygienist.
Depending on the origin of your sensitivity there are several treatment options. There are those for exposed roots, gums, crowns and hot and cold sensitivities. We even have take home options that we recommend for each individual situation.
We look forward to your first visit at our dental office in Napanee. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about our services.