Initial Dental Examination West End
Welcome to le tooth, your local family dentist at the west end. We provide quality dental care specifically tailored for your requirements.
At le tooth, we have state-of-the-art facilities and highly qualified dentists to offer the safest and most reliable dental procedures. Our staff go out of their way to make your visit pleasant and stress-free. We are not your stereotypical scary dentist – in fact, many of our clients refer their family members to us because of their positive experience with us.
Initial Examination: What to expect
When you come in for a dental visit, we first conduct a thorough examination to understand your oral and physical health, and your specific dental concerns. Here is what you can expect during the initial consultation.
- We collect your medical history
- We discuss your health concerns – current and previous
- We discuss your general oral health and hygiene habits
- We ask you about the medications that you may be currently consuming
- We would also want to know if you have had any previous dental work done
- We perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth
- We check your jaw and bite for any problems
- X-rays are taken if needed
- We evaluate whether you need any tooth replacement or restoration
- During the exam, we also discuss and demonstrate the best oral cleaning techniques
Dental health information is generally collected by examining the oral area – mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and jaws. A thorough examination ensures that we have a clear understanding of your current oral health. A complete dental record will be available in our centre. This will help us plan for future dental treatment, if required. Your dentists may use different methods to obtain this information – through physical examination, digital X-rays, photographs, or by using models of teeth.
We need to know your medical history because certain conditions put you at increased risk for dental problems. For example, if you have diabetes, you may be at increased risk for gum disease. Also, if any of the medication that you take causes dry mouth, it may again increase your chances of tooth decay. If you have dentures or bridges, the dentist will asses them for fit, and ascertain whether they need any adjustment.
During the initial examination, we also typically discuss how diet affects dental health, smoking, and other lifestyle factors that have a direct bearing on oral health.
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