What Your New Dentist is Going to Need from Your RecordsThere are many different procedures that your dentist is going to be able to perform. Some of them, like fluoride treatments, are only able to be done with time in between. If you do them too often, it can actually make you sick. If your new dentist isn't sure when you last had it done, they may do it too soon and you would end up facing the consequences.
Your new dentist is also going to need to see your old x-rays. They can compare them to what they now see in your mouth and notice problems as early on as possible. Comparing x-rays is a great way to be able to notice slight changes before they become major problems. They will also want to read through the old notations from your former dentist(s). These tell your new dentist things that your old dentists noticed that they should be keeping an eye on as well.
Don’t move anywhere without bringing your records. They are a necessary part of establishing a new relationship with a doctor, dentist, or other healthcare professional. Make sure you have your most recent records with you wherever life takes you. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (503) 362-8364.