A regular dental check up and professional cleaning is a great way to ensure the long-term health of your teeth and to PREVENT EMERGENCIES.
During your check up appointment we begin by taking a detailed medical and dental history. This is followed by a detailed examination of your teeth and soft tissues of the mouth. Because we are focused on preventing dental disease, we know it’s important to detect EARLY signs of cavities (like white spots), tooth wear, crack lines in teeth, gum disease, oral cancer and many other diseases.
We often need to take x-rays to check the areas that can’t be visualised properly, such as in between teeth and under the gum.
This is followed by a thorough cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up around your teeth and gums. Your teeth will be polished to remove surface stains. If we think your teeth will benefit, we’ll also apply fluoride at this appointment. Fluoride makes your teeth stronger against acid attack by bacteria.
At the end of your appointment, Dr Goyal will explain her findings and let you know if any treatment is required. She’ll explain the treatment options in detail along with their pros and cons and also the cost of each option.
This will allow you to make informed choices, and to commence treatment that suits your goals and budget.