General Dentistry

The Oral Health

The Oral Health Assessment lasts for up to one hour and involves a thorough evaluation of your gums, teeth and all visible oral tissues and structures. The purpose is to identify existing and potential problems, develop a treatment plan (if needed), and show you how to maintain excellent oral health

 

 

Extra-oral examination

This external examination can help detect conditions of the face and neck, sometimes before the occurrence of any visible symptoms.

 

 

Intra-Oral Examination

This examination of the inside of your mouth not only helps detect problems with your teeth, but also your gums, the lining of your mouth and other oral soft tissues such as the tongue. It also examines relevant facial and oral glands, including the salivary glands.

Both the extra-and intra-oral examinations also help detect condition of the jaw and neck, soft tissues of the mouth and the bone supporting the teeth.

 

 

Gum Assessment

This periodontal assessment is used to help prevent, detect and control gum disease. Combined with dental health education, oral hygiene and dietary advice, it encourages continuing care for teeth and gums.

 

 

Examination of Teeth

This examination can help detect early signs of tooth decay and other dental conditions, such as wear which can reduce the need for more extensive treatment.

If your teeth require further work, your dentist will be able to provide you with options on all the most up-to-date restorative and cosmetic techniques available, including crowns, bridges, veneers and implants.

 

 

X-ray Examination

In order to complete the comprehensive clinical examination, you may require X-rays. The X-rays enable your dentist to see areas of the teeth and jawbone which are not visible – for instance, below the gum line where decay can start.

 

 

Traditional Care

All of our dentists are able to provide comprehensive care. However, if a specific problem requires specialist treatment, the services are available within our practice to ensure you receive seamless treatment.

Great care is taken in selecting our dentists and specialists to ensure that as well as having the clinical expertise and the empathetic qualities you’d expect, they are committed to providing you with the highest standards of treatment and care.

All our practitioners work within industry recognised protocols, including clinical governance and undergo regular internal clinical audits and assessments. They also participate in ongoing dental and hygienist clinical education and professional development courses, all of which meet the mandatory requirements of the General Dental Council.