A dental examination, also referred to as a check-up allows the dentist to fully assess the health of your mouth and identify any areas of early decay, acid erosion or gum disease.
Regular examinations help you to maintain a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. By identifying any issues early it is possible to save a lot of pain, time and money!
The dentist will first perform a thorough check of your mouth, they will use a small mirror to look closely at your teeth and identify areas of plaque build-up, decay or gum disease.
It may be necessary for them to take x-rays to fully assess any problem areas. They will then clean and polish your teeth to remove any calculus or staining that can accumulate over time.
If you require any further treatment the dentist will discuss all the possible options available, allowing you to make a fully informed decision on the treatment needed.