Our Ten-Point Dental Check-Up
We believe in offering a comprehensive assessment of your mouth when you come to see us. We will
- Ask you about any concerns you have about your teeth or the appearance of your teeth.
- Check with you about your general health in order to advise if this is likely impact on your oral health or dental treatment.
- Check your jaw joints for any signs of joint disease that may affect your ability to eat or chew.
- Carry out a oral cancer screening inside your mouth.
- Examine the position and bite of your teeth and the bite to check for any irregularities that may require treatment.
- Check your gums for any signs of periodontal (gum) disease.
- Check for any areas where you may be missing when you are cleaning your teeth so that we can help you to maintain your teeth better.
- Check your teeth for signs of tooth decay.
- Check your teeth for signs of wear, erosion or cracks.
- Check your fillings, crowns or bridges for signs of leakage, cracks, tooth decay.
In addition we may take X-rays in order to check
- The presence of tooth decay in areas which cannot be examined by visual inspection.
- The roots of teeth we suspect may have problems.
- The levels of bone supporting the teeth.
- For the position of erupting teeth, including wisdom teeth.
- For any other condition for which X-rays would benefit you.
X-rays are taken in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners.
After the examination, we will advise you of
- Any conditions we find that will require treatment or will benefit you.
- The treatment options that are available.
- The estimated costs of the treatment in writing.
- Actions you will need to take to look after your teeth – this may involve changing aspects of your tooth cleaning and diet.