In preparation for your visit to our office...
We ask all patients to call and book an appointment in advance.
We book same day or next day appointments.
The following information will help you know what to expect and provide the forms you can complete in advance.
What to Expect
Our office is setup similar to an emergency room at a hospital. If you arrive with a dental emergency here is what you can expect.
Reception – Our receptionists will greet you as you arrive. They will register you in our computer system and provide you with a short medical history form to fill out. Please bring a current list of your medications and insurance details (of both yourself and/or partner). Payment is received at this time for the exam and radiograph.
Examination and x-ray – Once you are registered and your paperwork is completed, our of dental assistants will bring you to one of the triage rooms for an x-ray specific to you problem. This could be a small one for a single tooth complaint, larger smile shot (panoramic) if there are multiple teeth that concern you, or a 3D scan for dental implant placement or other diagnostic challenges.
Diagnosis and treatment options – A dentist will arrive to discuss your current complaint (reason you are at the office). For an emergency you may elect to have the tooth extracted, root canal started or just a prescription that day. A broken tooth can be repaired or at the very least sharp edges removed and a desensitizer applied. Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) issues can be evaluated and options discussed. If same day treatment is agreed, then payment is received once the diagnosis is complete and you have given informed consent.
Treatment – Dental work at Fundy Dental Centre is similar to most dental offices. All of our dentists on staff are competent and capable of diagnosing and treating dental emergencies. Some of the specialized procedures can only be completed by dentists with additional training (sedation, dental implant placement, advanced oral surgery) and patients seeking these appointments will be scheduled accordingly.
What This Office is Not…
The commitment of Fundy Dental Centre is to provide a dental office where patients with an emergency know they can arrive at the office and have treatment that day. This office is not intended to perform regular check-ups and cleanings. We can, however, provide details about a dental office in your area that can help you with your regular dental care.
For a full list of the services provided at Fundy Dental Centre please click here.
Consultations & Referrals
If you have dental questions or concerns that are not classified as a true emergency as we define it, we are still happy to provide you with our opinion and diagnosis. For reduced wait times, come by the office between 11am-3pm on Tuesday to Thursday. (A fee will be charged if you require a radiograph and examination by the dentist – this is necessary if treatment is to be pursued.)
Patients that have a regular dentist, but are interested in treatment at our office should consult with their own dentist first. We would prefer a referral letter from your own dentist with the specific treatment planned, and any radiographs already taken can be forwarded to our office. For more information click here.
7322 Highway 1
Coldbrook, NS B4R 1B9
Mon to Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm