When it comes to preparing for oral surgery, the valued patients of Decatur Smiles are given 6 critical directions to get them through from start to finish.
First, Choose Wisely
Understanding the details of a procedure helps you obtain the optimal outcome. This vital knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our staff. This leads us to the next instruction:
Second, Question Up Front
We want to answer these 4 important questions:
-What are the alternatives to having it done?
-Why is this the best option?
-How many visits should I expect?
-What kind of complications or risks are there?
(After you’ve asked your questions, we’ll ask ours.)
Third, Update the Records
This is not just for billing purposes. The conscientious staff here at Decatur Smiles want to prepare for any possibility. Making sure your personal contact information is up-to-date helps us convey vital information to you post-procedure.
Fourth, Be Honest
While doctor Stephanie Teichmiller has a gentle, compassionate touch, we find that slight pinches and cramping and other pain can develop while you are in our chair. When the doctor asks if you are comfortable, please be honest. We understand it is difficult to communicate clearly when your mouth is inundated with tools. Experience has helped us to read your cues. Let us make you as comfortable as possible.
Fifth, Rest and Recover
After any extensive procedure, it is vital to allow a period of rest for your mouth. This rest period may vary depending on how the procedure goes. This instruction will be given to you along with any other required recovery instructions. Follow these as issued.
Finally, Sixth, Accept our thanks
We appreciate your business and we appreciate the way the Decatur communities have spread the word that Decatur Smiles is Decatur’s best-kept dental secret located right here at 1316 Somerville Rd SE Ste 2 Decatur, Alabama or on the web. We are so grateful for the trust you’ve placed in our hands. Thank you.
We would love to have you invite your friends to enjoy the same exceptional dental care we’ve given you whether they need emergency dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, dental implants and dentures, or information on how to improve general oral hygiene. We are here to serve.