What does a dental examination involve?
We cover your entire oral health in the one appointment so we can check thoroughly for any issues. If it’s your first check-up in a while, we’ll want to take x-rays to assess what’s going on under the surface. We will also want to hear about any health issues that have occurred since your last check-up, if any, as they might have an impact on your oral health.
Looking after your dental health
The assessment involves checking the integrity of your tooth structures. This involves looking for decay, caries and any tooth wear caused through misalignment or bruxism (tooth grinding or clenching). If you have had any restorative work done, we make sure that any fillings, crowns or bridges are still secure and working properly.
Keeping an eye on your gums
Gum disease is a real problem if left untreated. Your dentist will look for signs of inflamed gums, the tell-tale sign of gingivitis. Your hygienist is best placed to manage gum disease and protect your mouth from issues, but we check for gum disease during your check-up so we can keep on top of your oral health.