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Exam and digital X-rays

Exam and Digital X-rays

During a dental exam, our experienced dentist will:

  • Examine your overall health and oral hygiene
  • Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease
  • Evaluate your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement
  • Check your bite and jaw for problems
  • Discuss proper cleaning techniques for your teeth or dentures
  • Assess your need for prevention or Fluoride
  • Take dental X-rays or, if necessary, do other diagnostic procedures
  • If you have prosthetic replacements — such as dentures or bridges — our dentist will examine how well they fit and discuss any need for adjustments
  • Oral cancer our dentist will look for signs of oral cancer. Examining the insides of your lips and cheeks, as well as the sides of your tongue and the roof and floor of your mouth

Prior to the dental exam, our dentist will also ask about any health problems you have or medications you’re taking and discuss how they might affect your oral health. For Example, if you have diabetes, you’re at increased risk of gum disease and vice versa if you suffer from gum disease who this would affect diabetes and increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases. Any medication that contributes to dry mouth can increase your risk of tooth decay and denture stomatitis. If arthritis interferes with your ability to effectively brush your teeth, our dentist may recommend a powered or electric toothbrush.

Dental exams might also include discussions on diet, use of tobacco products and other lifestyle factors that can affect oral health.

Using the latest fully digitalised Xray machines to minimise the radiation dosage, we provide both Extra oral xrays such as OPG, Cephalometric xrays and TMJ xrays for the detection of any bony pathology, impacted wisdom teeth, missing unerupted teeth, joint dysfunction, malocclusion and orthodontic diagnosis. As well as intra oral xrays for the detection of tooth decay, leaky fillings or gum disease.
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