A preventative dental routine is essential for lowering your risk of decay, tooth loss and gum disease. The more we learn about periodontal (gum) infections, the stronger relationship we see between your mouth and health issues like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, infertility and respiratory problems. Keeping your smile healthy is beneficial for your overall wellness.
Routine Dental Exams
Most regular exam and hygiene appointments are about an hour long. During your visit, we’ll conduct a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, soft tissues (cheeks, tongue, etc.) and screen for oral cancer.
We’ll also take various photographs and a baseline panoramic (full mouth) X-ray of your teeth, jaws and airway. If you have any specific concerns, these images make it easier to discuss our findings in a simpler and straightforward manner.
Should you require any treatment, we’ll talk through which options are available to manage the conditions at hand. As each treatment is presented, we’ll review the pros and cons of each, including the costs involved. You’ll receive a detailed care plan that outlines the subsequent visits required to complete any necessary care.
And of course, we’ll scale, clean and polish your teeth, then follow your visit up with a professional fluoride treatment.
Anxious? We’ll Keep You at Ease!
Your previous dental experiences can affect whether you feel nervous about visiting the dentist. We ask that you share your concerns and past encounters with us so that we can avoid potential triggers that might raise your anxiety levels. Attending to your individual needs is important to us. Putting you first can provide the peace of mind necessary to overcome dental phobia.
Kellyville Smiles also offers anxiety management via happy gas (nitrous oxide sedation) or tablets taken prior to your visit, to minimise nervousness. Both are safe and effective, providing varying levels of relaxation.
How Often Should I See a Dentist?
People with healthy teeth and gums should schedule a regular exam and hygiene appointment every six months. If you have gum disease or wear braces, we may need to see you as often as 3-4 times per year. Let us know if you’re exhibiting symptoms of periodontal infection, such as:
If you are, you’ll need a more involved deep cleaning to get bacterial levels and inflammation back in check.
Book Your Checkup Today
For routine dental exams and hygiene Kellyville, contact us today! We offer comprehensive care for the entire family.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.