Regular dental 'check-ups' and cleaning can help you to avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Dental examinations are equally important for adults and children. Untreated cavities and gum problems can lead to tooth loss.
A lot of people only visit the dentist when they have an obvious dental problem or pain. It should be considered that tooth loss could be avoided if problems are detected at an early stage, before pain arises. Problems found early are often easier to treat.
At your regular dental examination we will:
Check your mouth for abnormalities and signs of oral cancer;
Assess the health of your gums;
Check your teeth for decay or signs of acid erosion and wear;
Review your bite and examine your jaw joints for problems;
Take any necessary x-rays if we suspect a problem;
Give your teeth a professional clean, if required;
Update you medical history and make a note of any medications you may be taking
Your general health may impact on your dental treatment or your susceptibility to dental disease. All this information allows us to target preventative advice and detect problems early.