General dental check-up
Fact: regular dental check-ups are essential in maintaining good dental health. Especially if something’s not right with your teeth or gums.
With us, you’ll be able to talk through any dental issues and we’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, gums and surrounding tissues, carrying out the necessary special investigations. This’ll help us establish a diagnosis, discuss our findings with you and present a number of treatment options – weighing up the pros, cons and costs.
We also offer a free consultation with our care coordinators if you want to know more about a particular treatment, or any alternatives – without any pressure to proceed.
During the check-up, we take your general health into consideration too. Changes in your mouth can sometimes indicate conditions you aren’t aware of. 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 watch these on a screen while your dentist explains what’s happening.
Why have a check-up?
A lot of people assume a visit to the dentist is simply checking your teeth. But we look deeper than that. We check your teeth, the soft tissue in and around your mouth, and your head and neck for any abnormalities.
How often should I have a check-up?
Most people have dental check-ups every 6-12 months, which allows the dentist to keep an eye on what’s going on in your mouth and catch anything suspicious in good time.
I have dentures, do I need a check-up?
Even if you have no natural teeth and full dentures, you still need a check-up to monitor the condition of the soft pink tissues of the mouth, and the fit of your dentures.
What’s a routine oral health assessment?
At your routine oral health assessment, one of our team will give you an overall dental check, examining your teeth, gums and mouth, and discussing any issues or problems you’ve had.
We also offer professional advice on matters such as diet, health, smoking and tooth care.
How long will it take?
A routine oral health assessment should take no more than 30 minutes.
What about any treatments I need?
We’ll advise you about any treatments after your assessment, so you can make a separate appointment if you need one.