At Oriel Dental, we offer a regular routine dental check-up service for all our patients- new and existing.
A thorough check-up of all of the teeth, jaw joints, intra and extra oral soft tissues and gums will be undertaken to ensure that everything is fit, well and healthy. In this way, we can maximise the lifespan of your teeth and keep them as healthy as possible.
It is important to get regular 6 monthly dental check-ups for the following reasons:
Your teeth may not have any problem areas, but unless you visit a dentist, you may not even know. Going every six months or so can help you nip a potential problem in the bud before it becomes costly or painful.
One of the most common oral problems is gum disease, which arises when tartar build up causes an infection where the gum is connected to the tooth. This infection is called gingivitis, which if untreated can progress into periodontitis, which can lead to the loss of teeth.
Nothing is worse than toothache as it can be really painful and debilitating- making work and going about daily activities unbearable. By visiting the dentist, problem teeth and gums can be fixed and repaired easily preventing the onset of dental pain.
It's not just your teeth that your dentist checks. They will also look at your gums, tongue and surrounding tissues, potentially identifying problems like gum disease or even mouth cancer.
Oral cancer is extremely serious and can manifest in different ways. Without going to the dentist and having an oral examination, you can potentially miss signs of its early onset. Thankfully, with an early diagnosis, it is easily treatable.
When plaque builds up around your gum line it can cause bad breath. The only way to remove hardened plaque is through a scale and polish at the dentist, which can also remove stubborn stains.
Old fillings can sometimes come loose or chip, which can let bacteria in underneath. This can cause significant problems and even lead to tooth loss. Having them checked every few months can fix any small issues and help to save the integrity of your teeth.
Not all cavities cause symptoms, so you may be unaware that you have them. Cavities that don’t get treated can lead to bigger problems and tooth loss, so it’s important to get checked out regularly.
Part of your dentist’s appointment will be getting your teeth and jaws x-rayed. This will help spot any underlying issues that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This can spot things like impacted wisdom teeth, or extra teeth, that need to be removed.
In addition to checking your teeth and jaw, your dentist will also check your neck for any abnormal lumps and bumps. Swollen lymph nodes do not necessarily mean that there is a serious underlying medical condition at play but getting them checked out is prudent.
We also offer a Monthly Practice Plan Dental Membership which provides 2 check-ups and 2 scales and polishes a year and spreads the cost of your check-ups over 1 year.