Full oral examination and documentation of the patient’s current oral health status. We then do a complete treatment plan according to the patient’s needs. We discuss our findings with the patient and give advice on treatment options and recommend the best possible treatment for the individual.

An oral examination, commonly referred to as a dental check-up, is performed by a dentist to determine the individual's overall oral health. These oral examinations should typically be performed by your dentist every 6 months.

Why this is necessary:

Regular dental examinations play an important role in preventative oral health care. Routine oral examinations are the best way to avoid future dental emergencies which may be costly. It provides the opportunity for the patient to get advice on caring for his/her teeth and what their general oral health status is.

What can you expect:

The typical dental examination (check-up) visit usually includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Reviewing of your dental radiographs (X-rays), and other diagnostic procedures.
  • Visual examination to identify inflammation, bleeding gums, periodontal pockets and calculus (tartar build-up) around and under the gum line.
  • Examination of current dental restorative work such as fillings, crowns, bridges and root canal treatments.
  • Examine the health of the oral tissue.
  • Examine the face, neck and mouth for abnormalities.
  • Cleaning and polishing of your teeth.
  • Demonstration of proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Discussion of dietary and oral hygiene habits.
  • Discussion of the impact of lifestyle factors on your oral health and advice on possible improvements to your teeth including aesthetic options.