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Dental Examinations

Dental Exams at Avenue Dental

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.

We also offer Practice Membership Plans to cover the cost of your routine care, which includes annual dental exams and regular hygiene appointments. For more information on our plans, click here.

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.

Avenue Dental Surgery
Avenue Dental Surgery

Why Are Dental Exams Important?

Dental exams are a preventative measure to ensure that we detect any issues before they’re able to cause permanent damage to your gums and teeth. It helps restore confidence in your oral hygiene, especially if it’s been a while since you last visited the dentist.

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, whilst also explaining what they’re doing for full transparency.