Regular dental examination is the most efficient way of ensuring good oral health.
Tooth decay, cavities, gum diseases, and oral cancer are detected during a dental examination. Identifying and dealing with these problems early will increase the chances of successful treatment. Moreover, it helps to save a lot of money in the long run.
The frequency of your visits will depend on the health of your gums and teeth.
What to expect?
Before your dental examination we will ask you to fill out a medical history sheet that will tell us about your general health. The majority of the general health conditions have an implication on one’s oral health and knowing your medical history well will also enable us to offer you a safe and calming treatment.
Next, our experienced nurse will escort you to the dentist’s room where the dental examination will take place.
During your dental examination, your dentist will:
- Ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit.
- Ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits.
- Examine your teeth, gums and mouth.
- He will carry out any investigations such as taking appropriate radiographs that may be necessary.
- Discuss with you any problems that may be present. This discussion will include options for how to treat the problem and you will be given an estimate of any potential costs.
- Discuss a date for your next visit.
If the formulation of your treatment needs is more complex, then we will prepare a written treatment plan including fees which will be delivered to you.
You will then be invited to attend a further visit when we can discuss the treatment plan in greater detail together. During this visit, you can ask any questions, which you may have about the proposed treatment plan.