Complete dental examination
A full dental examination will be carried out by one of our dentists during your first dental visit. During regular check-ups, your dental exam will include the following:
Review of diagnostic radiographs (radiographs)
X-rays are essential for accurate treatment planning in addition to the early detection of cavities, tumors, cysts and bone loss.
Screening for mouth and head and neck cancer - This involves visual and tactile checking of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissue and gums to detect any signs of cancer. the mouth.
Gum disease assessment
The dentist will check the gums and bones around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
Tooth decay screening
All dental surfaces will be checked for cavities.
Examination of existing restorations
The current fillings, crowns and other restorations in the mouth will be checked. Depending on wear, a restoration may need to be updated or replaced.
Professional dental cleaning
Professional dental cleanings (also called dental prophylaxis, full mouth debridement or deep cleaning) are performed by a dentist or dental hygienist, depending on the type of cleaning the patient needs. In most cases, professional dental cleaning can be performed on the same day as the dental exam. The cleaning process includes the following:
Tartar removal (tartar): tartar is a hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth and is firmly attached to the surface of the tooth. Tartar is formed above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments by a dentist.
Elimination of plaque: plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris and saliva. Bacteria produce toxins (poisons) which inflame the gums. This inflammation can lead to early periodontal disease if left untreated!
Teeth Polishing: Teeth polishing helps to remove stains and plaque that are not otherwise removed during regular brushing and flossing.