Regular dental check-ups are important as they will prevent minor problems from becoming major ones. Major dental problems can result in pain, lack of sleep, and disruption of day-to-day activities. At Purity Dental, we advise 6-monthly hygiene check-ups with one of our dentists, as well as regular at-home oral hygiene practices. This is to keep your mouth healthy and happy.
Each check-up is tailored to each individual. We will discuss your concerns and your health goals. We would also like to know of any medical conditions that may impact your dental care or oral health. For example, diabetes increases the risk of gum disease, and certain medications cause dry mouth, which increases the risk of dental decay and cavities.
Importantly, all information discussed at your visit will be kept confidential.
Depending on your examination, your dentist will determine whether x-rays are required. An x-ray allows your dentist to see inside the tooth and jaw, and under the gum. X-rays can check for decay between teeth, which unfortunately the eye cannot see, and see whether the roots of your teeth are in good health.
After your check-up, your dentist may require a return visit for any dental work (for example, a filling). Alternatively, if no further dental work is required, your next hygiene maintenance appointment is booked in as a reminder.