General Dental Check-Up
You should consider having a check-up on a regular basis to maintain good dental health and particularly if there are any aspects of your teeth or gums that cause you concern or you wish to have improved.
During your check-up you will have the opportunity to talk through any concerns or requirements you may have. We will thoroughly examine your mouth,teeth, gums and surrounding tissues and carry out any necessary special investigations. This will help us to establish a diagnosis and we will discuss our findings with you and present a number of treatment options together with there advantages, disadvantages and costs.
We’ll help you to get the result you’re looking for and provide the continuity of expert care that will help you maintain a great smile.
We may also be able to offer you a free consultation, with our care co-ordinators, if you wish to learn more about a particular treatment. This allows you to find out more about treatments and alternatives without any obligation to proceed.
During any check-up, your general health will form an integral part of our evaluation process. Changes in your mouth can sometimes indicate conditions that you wouldn’t otherwise know about. We use state-of-the-art technology such as an intra-oral cameras, digital X-rays and Cone Beam CT scans (where indicated) to take images of your mouth and teeth. You can observe these yourself on a screen while your dentist explains the details.
Why Have A Check-Up?
Many people think of a visit to the dentist as simply checking their teeth. During a dental check-up we not only check your teeth, we also look at the soft tissue within and around your mouth, head and neck to check for any abnormality which may require further investigation.
How Often Should I Have A Check-Up?
Most people have a dental check-up every 6-12 months which allows the dentist to keep an eye on what is going on in your mouth and monitor anything suspicious. We would recommend having a dental check-up based upon your needs.
I Have Dentures, Do I Need A Check-Up?
Even if you have no remaining natural teeth and full dentures you should still have a check-up at the dentist to monitor the condition of the soft pink tissues of the mouth and the fit of your dentures.
At your routine oral health assessment, one of our team will give you an overall dental check, including examining your teeth, gums and mouth, and discussing any issues or problems you’ve had.
We will also offer professional advice on matters such as diet, health, smoking and tooth care.
Your routine oral health assessment should take not longer than 30 minutes.
We will advise you about any treatments you need after your routine oral health assessment so you can make a separate appointment where necessary.