During a dental examination, we examine your teeth, gums, and soft tissue in your mouth. We look at the bone levels that support the teeth and we will screen and assess your risk of gum disease. We often recommend seeing a hygienist if you have gum disease.
We also check for dental erosion, weak or cracked teeth and check previous fillings or treatment sites for tooth decay. It is important to examine soft tissue for signs of mouth cancer.
Accumulation of plaque and tartar, particularly below the gum can lead to the loss of the bone around your teeth. If left untreated teeth will loosen, start moving, tilting, and twisting and the gums will recede. This will lead to discomfort and loss of quality.
We can also apply fissure sealants to protect teeth surfaces from decay.
Regular examinations every six months are the best way of reducing the number of dental treatments needed to maintain a healthy mouth.