Oral Examination

Detailed oral examination

 
We ask:

  • If seeing us for the first time, for a detailed medical history
  • Has there been any change to your medication or medical history since your last visit
  • Are you having any problems with your mouth
  • Are you concerned about anything
  • About risk factors, for example smoking and stress levels

 
We examine:

  • Your glands in your head and neck
  • Your jaw for movement and anomalies
  • All the soft tissues within your mouth, as part of our cancer screening check
  • All of your teeth, fillings, crowns and bridges
  • Your gum health and assess plaque build up
  • Any removable dentures that you may have

 
We Investigate:

  • By taking digital x-rays, as required
  • Any decayed areas highlighted by these x-rays
  • Leaking or cracked fillings, to assess if they require replacing
  • Bone levels around teeth and implants
  • Tightness of your gums around your teeth

 
We discuss:

  • All findings, including things which may not need any intervention
  • Changes in diet and lifestyle to promote better oral health
  • Possible need to see the hygienist and maintenance programme
  • Recall intervals with the dentist
  • Costs of treatment and alternatives

 
We endeavour to carry out any agreed treatment to the best of our ability in a professional manner and in a relaxed environment.

Regular Check-ups

We are a family friendly practice and encourage parents to introduce their children to regular dental check-ups from an early age. All of our children are seen on the NHS until they turn 18 or 19 if in full time education.

Family Friendly Practice

We are a family friendly practice and encourage parents to introduce their children to regular dental check-ups from an early age. All of our children are seen on the NHS until they turn 18 or 19 if in full time education.

Our aim is to prevent decay by regular check-ups, advice and protective coatings on adult teeth as soon as they can be applied.

Tooth Whitening & Implants

As we get older, people sometimes find that their teeth appear a darker colour. This is a natural aging process and once the whitening procedure has been completed the teeth should never return to the darker colour again.

It is also a starting point for all cosmetic cases and smile makeovers. Often brides & grooms have it done before their big day.