Dental exams at Avenue Dental surgery
If you’ve not been to the dentist for a long time then don’t worry–we understand your fear and pain. Whether it’s growing oral health issues or concerns about your teeth or gums, we offer full dental check-ups that consists of several different examinations and checks that will help us determine your oral health situation.
What Does a Dental Exam Include?
Dental exams are comprehensive examinations that will include the following:
- A full charting analysis for new and existing patients
- A complete oral assessment of your teeth, gums and mouth
- Cancer checks
- Advice on teeth grinding and clenching
- Full medical history
- Advice and recommendations to ensure your oral well-being
- X-rays to find any issues that are inside the tooth are aren’t visible to naked eye.
- Approximation of future costs in your treatment plan
It’s worth mentioning that x-rays are often unnecessary unless we suspect a deep underlying issue that must be confirmed before proceeding.
Why Should I Go for a Dental Exam?
Simply put, dental exams are incredibly important for your dental health. It’s a preventative measure to ensure that we detect issues with your teeth before they’re able to cause permanent damage to your gums and teeth, and it helps restore confidence in your oral hygiene especially if it’s been a while since you last paid a visit to the dentist.
We understand that visit the dentist on a regular basis might be difficult due to your circumstances, or perhaps even due to your fear of the dentist. This makes regular dental exams even more important because it will help us determine if there are decaying or broken teeth but also for an oral cancer check.
It’s recommended that you should have a full dental exam every six months if your teeth and gums are already fairly healthy. However, if it’s been a while since your last dentist visit, then we’d recommend visiting at least once every 2-3 months. This can vary from person to person and our caring clinicians will help you determine how often we’d like to see you for a dental exam.
Why Choose Us?
We’re dedicated to offering every patient a quality service that they wouldn’t see at other dental practices in Torquay. We have experienced staff to give you peace of mind from the moment you walk through our doors. Your exam will be carried out by a professional dentist that knows how to make you feel at ease and also explain what they’re doing for full transparency.
Contact our friendly reception team today to book a consultation
on 01803 21388 or you can email us- [email protected]