Once our dentist has taken a full medical history from you, the next stage is the practical examination, where they’ll look for anything unusual about your teeth, gums, and jaw joints. This will highlight any obvious issues, such as cavities or growths, as well as reveal the overall condition of your gums. The dentist will also take intra-oral photos so you can see what they observed during the exam.
If any dental problems are identified, your dentist will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan, including discussion of the cost and the pros and cons of what’s involved. A teeth cleaning will follow, complete with fluoride treatment to remove tartar and help prevent tooth decay. A polish is the final part of this process.
At Aim Dental Group, we believe prevention is better than cure, so our advice on good oral hygiene is an extremely important part of your active maintenance visit. We’ll explain how best to look after your teeth and gums, and will even give you a take-home pack, including the essentials in oral health maintenance.