We are pleased to offer routine dental care to you and your family ensure a healthy smiles. At every examination, after reviewing your general medical status, we thoroughly check the health of your teeth and gums, as well as screening the soft tissues (tongue, lips, cheeks etc) for any problems such as mouth cancer. X-rays may be recommended to aid correct diagnosis, we have the very latest digital x-ray equipment installed, thus ensuring the X-ray dose will be the lowest possible. If treatment is advised, or cosmetic treatment agreed upon, a written treatment plan and estimate will be issued. You will always be given time to ask questions and discuss any dental problems you may have.
While the services you’ll receive may vary, here’s what you can expect at your first dental checkup:
A review of your medical history. Tell your dentist about your diet or medications as these may impact your treatment and oral health
A conversation with your dentist about any concerns you have regarding your teeth, mouth, or overall oral health—we encourage you to ask questions
An oral exam, including a visual gum tissue check and visual oral cancer scan
X-rays, if necessary, to see your teeth below the gum line
A comprehensive treatment plan, with recommended treatment and ongoing care from your dentist
Why Dental Check Ups Are So Important
The problem we have is that many of us ignore the health of our mouth, especially when we compare it to our overall body health. We allow problems to develop before we actually visit the dentist.
Allowing your gums to bleed helps create cavities and inflamed gums – pockets develop under the gum-line filled with bacteria that eat away the teeth and eventually the bone causing tooth loss. Visiting the dentist regularly can ensure your gum health is properly maintained and early treatment prevents serious problems developing.
Tooth pain is most often caused from cavities forming. Once a cavity reaches the stage where it is causing pain then root canal treatment (or possibly tooth loss) is more likely, or an extensive filling. Regular check-ups ensure that the beginnings of a filling can be identified, treated and additional brushing routines created.
Frequently asked questions
What happen when I see dentist?
Your first dental visit involves an overall physical examination of your teeth, gums and jaw and the tissues surrounding them. Teeth are cleaned and polished. They are checked for other potential problems. X rays are taken to diagnose problems associated with the structures of the teeth and jaw and to reveal cavities or pits that cannot be seen through visual examinations alone.
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Do we need to have X-ray taken?
Is dental X-ray safe?
Today's patients now receive lower doses of radiation than in the past. This reduction in dose is due to better equipment, faster x-ray films and increased use of digital radiography.
As you know, we only take x-rays when it is necessary to do so as X-rays are a vital diagnostic tool in dentistry and assist in providing information about a patient's oral health such as early-stage tooth decay, periodontal disease, infections, problems in surrounding bone or some types of tumours; revealing potential problems in the teeth that simply cannot be observed by the naked eye.