A dental examination helps the dentist examine how healthy your mouth is. Your dental examination at Thousand Smiles allows you to discuss your oral health with our dentist. With the result of the dental exam, our dentist will suggest the most suitable option to handle any issues.
Your dental exam will involve checking your medical history, and our dentist will check if you have any dental problems. You will also discuss your previous dental history and any concerns. For people with cosmetic concerns, dental examination appointments allow them to discuss their concerns and get expert recommendations from our dentist.
Our dentist will examine your mouth and also ask some questions. These questions include:
Some of the questions the dentist will ask will depend on the observations from your mouth
Please note that if this is your initial visit, the dental examination may take longer. X-rays will be taken to assess bone levels for gum disease and decay evaluation. Additionally, the dentist may capture photographs of your gums, other tissues, and teeth using an intraoral camera. These photos will serve as a reference for future examinations to track any changes.
This procedure involves carefully palpating the areas surrounding your neck, collarbones, and behind your ears. The purpose is to identify any abnormalities such as bumps, lumps, or irregularities that may necessitate additional investigation. This examination is an essential component of the overall oral cancer screening conducted during every dental examination.
In this examination the dentist, will thoroughly assess the tissues inside your mouth, and check your gums, utilizing a specialised periodontal tool to gently probe the area to check for bleeding and pockets. They will also inspect your teeth for any cracks, chips, decay, or damage to existing crowns or fillings. The examination will also involve evaluating your bite, ensuring that your teeth align properly and function harmoniously.
We advise our patients to bring their children to the dentist when they are still young to enable the detection of any problem early and start preventive measures. We usually provide children with regular fluoride application and place fissure sealants which are directed by the health department to ensure children have healthy teeth from a young age.