Following an initial consultation, your dentist will carry out a thorough dental examination to:
- determine whether there are any existing or potential problems with your teeth or gums
- examine the tissues supporting your teeth
- examine the appropriate lymph and salivary glands and your tongue, palate and the other soft tissues inside your mouth
- take X-rays if needed
An intra-oral camera may also be used to help you see what your dentist sees during your dental examination, helping you increase your understanding of your oral health.
With more adult teeth being lost due to gum disease rather than tooth decay, regular dental hygiene treatment is essential to keeping your gums and teeth healthy.
Your hygienist or dentist (depending on who you are seeing for hygiene treatment) will:
- carry out an initial dental hygiene examination
- carry out a thorough scaling of your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar build-up in those areas brushing cannot reach
- perform a clean and polish to remove any superficial stains on your teeth
- offer tailored advice on how to maintain good dental health and demonstrate techniques you can use at home
We also offer same-day emergency dental appointments, so if you’re in pain or injured then contact us straight away.