Our Comprehensive Examination

Your bespoke dental examination includes a comprehensive dental exam which will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist will include the following:

  • Check of your medical history and dental history
  • History taking of any problems or concerns you may have.
  • The Jaw Joint(TMJ), Lymph node and Muscles examination: Check the jaw joint, neck and facial muscles for any abnormalities.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Chart current fillings, crowns,missing teeth etc.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of your bite checking how your teeth meet and any for abnormal contacts on jaw movements and tooth wear,fractures,cracks
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.Check plaque and calculus deposits and note any gum recession.
  • Cosmetic Evaluation: where requested-Checking the shape,shade,alignment and cosmetic harmony of your teeth.
  • Intra-Oral Photography: Photos are taken with our digital SLR camera with Macro lens and ring Flash to discuss our findings from the examination and to keep records
  • Special Investigations: Necessary Xrayswith the very latest low dose instant digital x-rays.Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss,tooth and root positions. These are charged at £15 each for small x rays.
  • Risk Assessment and categorization: for tooth decay,gum disease and oral cancer.
  • Discussion of any treatment needed to include future prevention, treatment options with pros and cons of each,prognosis of treatment including guarantees,costs and methods of payment.
  • Provision of written estmate/treatment plan.

NOTE in complex cases study models and/or diagnostic wax ups of your teeth may be needed before a treatment plan can be provided, requiring a second visit before giving a treatment plan.

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