Routine Dental Care
Routine dental care is essential for maintaining good oral health. This may include brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check ups and cleanings. During these routine visits, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums for any signs of decay, cavities, or gum disease. They may also take X-rays to check for any underlying issues that are not visible to the naked eye. By practising good dental hygiene and attending regular dental appointments, you can help prevent serious dental problems and maintain a healthy smile.
Examination and oral health check
At the examination, your dentist will discuss any problems you may have and inspect your mouth to check the following:
Teeth and fillings
Gums and oral hygiene
Oral cancer screen
Once we have gathered all the necessary information, we will discuss our findings with you and mutually decide on a suitable treatment plan with an explanation of the likely costs involved. Arrangements will then be made for further visits so that the treatment carried out.
It may be appropriate to take x-rays of your teeth. This may be a periodic check to ensure that hidden areas, such as under fillings or between the teeth, are free from caries or they can be used to aid the diagnosis of a particular problem. Our digital radiographic system offers a great advantage over conventional X-rays as it significantly reduces the radiation dose and allows us instant sight of the area under investigation.
Local anaesthetic is given for all treatment where required, unless previously discussed with the dentist. Topical anaesthetic gel to numb the gum surface is used before administering the anaesthetic using a careful technique that causes surprisingly little discomfort. We realise that this can still be an unpleasant part of modern dentistry and we are very happy to discuss patients’ concerns regarding this or any other aspect of treatment.