DENTAL EXAMINATION

If you’ve dreamed of having a beautiful, healthy smile then now it can be yours. Routine care of your teeth is the only way to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and that you maintain that beautiful smile.

At our practice we believe that early disease detection is critical in order for our patients to maintain optimum oral health. We encourage all of our patients to have regular dental check-ups which enable us to minimise treatment and maintenance procedures.

Everyone of our patients is unique and therefore has different dental needs.

At each examination your dental health will be assessed in 15 key areas. These will help us understand and achieve your dental goals and needs, to provide a healthy, happy smile.

  1. How healthy do you feel your teeth and gums are?

  2. What are your dental concerns or problems?

  3. How happy are you with your smile?

  4. Are things working OK?

  5. Medical and general health discussion

  6. Examination of teeth for health

  7. Examination of fillings for integrity

  8. Examination of gums for health

  9. Examination for the presence of plaque

  10. Examination of the tongue, lips, cheeks and skin for health (TLCS)

  11. Examination of the jaw for health

  12. Examination of the glands and muscles for health

  13. Examination of how the teeth meet and bite

  14. Examination of the bone supporting the teeth for health

  15. Examination inside, under and between teeth by the use of x-rays

We assess each patient individually to tailor a dental plan that meets their exact needs. This incorporates regular dental check ups, tooth cleaning by one of our trained hygienists and any other restorative treatments that may be required. As our patient, you are always considered our first priority.

Dental Hygiene
Dental hygiene treatment includes professionally cleaning the teeth for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, perhaps our most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque. The dentist also plays an important role in treating gum disease.

Bad Breath & Gum Disease
Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause gum disease and dental decay. If you see your dentist regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but will also let the dentist look for and treat these problems.

Decay Detection
Decay may or may not cause discomfort; even though it doesn’t hurt, the tooth is deteriorating. When cavities are small, they are much easier and less expensive to treat.

Mouth Cancer Screening
Mouth cancer is a malignant growth which can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma.

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