What to expect?
At the beginning of your appointment, we will talk about your concerns and dental history.
We begin your intra-oral examination by doing an oral cancer screen: assessing all of the soft tissues in your mouth) to ensure there is nothing growing in your mouth that shouldn’t be! Your teeth are viewed together and individually allowing us to assess your bite, chewing ability and the condition of your fillings and teeth (we even check them for hidden cracks which could later cause pain, or your teeth to break!). Your gums are fully assessed for the presence of any gum disease and if you wear a denture, this is also assessed for fit, comfort, aesthetics and function.
We take a series of clinical photos which allows us to compare changes in the condition of your teeth over time, which we cannot get from the chart and x-rays. After all our information had been gathered, we put together a treatment plan of what needs to be done and discuss with you the problems and varying solutions for treatment.