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.