At Harwood Dental Practice we carry out an extensive examination for all our patients. This will include
- A full charting analysis for new patients, together with a complete oral assessment of gums (periodontal), cancer check, advice on teeth clenching/grinding (bruxism), together with a full medical history.
- X-rays may also be taken at this stage to highlight any underlying problems that are not visible.
- Advice and recommendations will be given at the end of the appointment to ensure your future oral health and well being.
- If appropriate a treatment plan will be drawn up, showing the estimated costs.
On a routine assessment the charting will be referred to and changes will be noted. Further x-rays are not usually required unless there has been a change in your oral health or treatment has been carried out.
Regular oral assessments are an important part of preventive health care.