Regular dental exams are the key to good oral hygiene

Dental Examinations in Walsall & Cannock

What is a dental examination?

A dental examination is a routine check-up at regular intervals, determined by your dentist. This is both a visual and physical examination. This allows us to identify existing or developing oral conditions.

What does an oral examination consist of?

During your routine dental checkup, we will conduct a thorough examination of the mouth, teeth and gums. We will also carry out oral cancer screening as standard. Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice understands the importance of detecting these conditions as early as possible in order to treat them effectively.

This also allows us to gain a further understanding of any oral hygiene habits that you may have as well as discussing any issues that you may have had with your teeth and gums since your last examination.

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What could be found during a routine dental examination?

Your dentist would be looking for any underlying issues you may have that require addressing. This could include a number of issues that would all require different forms of treatment. One of the most common issues found in the diagnosis of gingivitis, for example, this would require regular visits to a hygienist for them to perform a scale and polish. This would reduce the plaque present in the mouth that causes the inflammation of the gums commonly found with this ailment.

It’s also common to discover the patient requires a dental filling. This is a cavity that appears in the tooth that if left untreated can further damage the tooth. Cheslyn Hay offers white fillings as a standard form of treatment.

Why go for regular dental check-ups?

It’s simple, prevention is better than cure. There are a range of dental complaints that if left untreated can cause unnecessary pain, discomfort and potentially further costs requiring emergency dental care.

We are committed to providing our patients with excellent standards of preventative and general dental care. We advise that patients attend regular dental examinations to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Our aim is to help you keep your teeth for life and make the most of your natural smile.

Dental Examination FAQ

What is a dental examination?

A dental examination is used to see how healthy your mouth is. After the oral examination your dentist will discuss the results and if there are any issues, work out a treatment plan with you.

What do you check during a dental examination

Before the oral exam begins, your dentist will check your face and neck for any swelling or issues that may be related. The initial exam looks at your teeth and gums to see whether they are healthy and check for signs of decay, damage, or gum disease. For children, the dentist will also check tooth and jaw development. Once this is complete the dentist will let you know if any further examinations are needed such as x-rays.

What will the dentist ask me during the examination

During the exam, your dentist may ask you questions surrounding your oral hygiene and lifestyle. This is to ensure they are thoroughly checking the teeth and can identify potential issues before they arise. These include:

  • Are you experiencing any pain?
  • Do you smoke or drink?
  • Are you in good general health?
  • What is your diet like?

 

 

Emergency Dentist in Walsall

If you have a dental emergency out of hours, please call our helpline on 01922 414372.

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