7-point Dental Examination ‘Check up’
At Church Street Dental Surgery we pride ourselves on giving our patients the best possible care. Our consultations with Mr Griffin allow him to provide a personal detailed dental examination and provide you with all the information you need about the health of your mouth.
A thorough examination helps you and your dentist to look after your mouth to help prevent future problems. The dentist will take the time to discuss and explain all the options available and then you can decide what will be best for you.
Regular examinations mean that we can spot problems and correct them early before treatment becomes complicated and costly.
Medical information will be kept strictly confidential.
Dental Implants are becoming more readily available and your dentist is well trained in this field to offer the best advice and long term care for these specialised restorations.
A healthy mouth is linked to good general health and costs less to look after.
The dentist will ask about your medical history to identify underlying conditions or risk factors (such as smoking) that may contribute to periodontal disease. Your gums around each individual tooth will be closely examined to note any signs of inflammation.
The dentist or hygienist will use a tiny ruler called a 'probe' to check for periodontal pockets and to measure any pockets. In a healthy mouth, the depth of these pockets is usually between 1 and 3mm.
Any signs of gum disease will be discussed with you and appointments with the Dental Hygienist arranged to help you to look after your gums. We will teach you all the techniques you need to help to improve and gum problems and will closely monitor any gum disease conditions.
This allows us to improve or accuracy in diagnosis and treatment planning. The digital sensors require less radiation than standard X-rays which means you are exposed to less radiation.
The Tempromandibular Jaw Joint (TMJ) is the jaw joint which is located by your ear. About 1 in 10 people have symptoms in the jaw joint at some time in their lives.
Bruxism is when you clench (tightly hold your top and bottom teeth together) or grind (slide your teeth back and forth over each other) your teeth.
Clenching the teeth puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw. The symptoms can cause temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ).
Grinding can wear down your teeth and cause cracked teeth and fillings. Restoring these teeth as well as replacing any missing teeth can help with this condition by balancing the bite.
Treatment may also include us providing you with a specially made clear plastic splint which is mainly worn at night. This will help to support the joint and surrounding muscles by preventing tooth movement by evening out the pressure in your mouth.
A nightguard or splint also creates a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth to protect them from further damage. They also help reduce any grinding noises that you make at night.
Do you want to upgrade your smile? Tell us if you would like to improve your appearance and we can offer expert advice on cosmetic treatments. From teeth whitening, veneers to teeth straightening with clear, nearly invisible braces.