Why Should I Have A Regular Dental Examination?
Oral health experts like to see everyone at six monthly intervals, and it is worth you attending even if your teeth seem strong and healthy and problem-free. This is because whilst small problems may not yet cause symptoms, such problems are easily detectable by oral health experts.
By seeking out treatment as early as possible, you can reduce your risk of dental emergencies, future discomfort. Earlier treatment is likely quicker and less expensive, saving you time and money. It is also nice to be reassured that your mouth is both healthy and properly maintained. Our low-cost dental plans are a great way to access affordable preventative dental care which includes your regular six-monthly examinations.
Will I Need Dental X-Rays At Every Dental Exam?
Most adults in reasonable dental health will only need a full set of x-rays every two years or so. If your clinician feels you need x-rays more often, then they will discuss this with you and put forward recommendations based on your level of risk.
Our digital x-ray equipment meets stringent safety standards and every precaution is taken to ensure your safety. Regular dental x-rays help clinicians keep an eye on your dental health by highlighting areas not visible to the naked eye.
X-Rays will only be taken when necessary; for example, if you have a toothache or another issue that requires further examination. Clinicians may also use x-rays to plan tooth extractions and root canal treatments, or for planning more advanced procedures such as orthodontics and dental implants.
Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?
Treatment will not feel any worse than having a tooth filled; afterwards, your tooth should be pain-free. Teeth that have had root canal treatment will normally need to be restored with a crown that covers up the tooth completely, protecting and preserving the tooth so it will last for many years to come.
What Is An Oral Cancer Screening?
An oral cancer screening is quick, painless and non-invasive as dentists will gently examine all the tissues inside your mouth to check for any signs of abnormalities that include colour changes, changes to the texture of these tissues or any lumps or sore spots that are failing to heal properly. Clinicians working in 1300SMILES clinics regularly screen patients during routine dental exams for signs of oral cancer as, dentists are specially trained to identify early signs of this disease. Early diagnosis and treatment can help enormously with the prognosis of this disease as often detection at the later stages leads to more difficult and invasive treatment.
General dentistry covers a wide range of treatments designed to detect and treat common dental problems. Treatments include your regular dental exams and more advanced procedures such as tooth extractions and root canal therapy.