Dental Check Up Mullumbimby
Early diagnosis of dental problems can be the safeguard against more serious problems.
Regularly attending dental check-ups at our Mullumbimby dental practice can ensure that your teeth are in good health, and your dentist will also be able to pinpoint any particular areas that you might be missing during your dental hygiene routine at home. By having your teeth checked once every six months, your dentist will be able to diagnose potential dental complications in their early stages, that way you won’t have to suffer the problems in their later stages.
Before your appointment
When you call to arrange your dental check-up, let our friendly receptionists know if you are worried about a particular tooth or you’re concerned with previous dental work that you have had done. That way we can set aside more time to examine your teeth extensively and discuss the different treatment options available to you.
What to expect
Your dental check-up will be painless so there’s no need to fret. If you are anxious about your visit, express your concerns to your dentist and they will be able to help you relax. During your check-up we will evaluate every aspect of your mouth for any irregularities. Your dentist will assess the health of the soft tissue in your mouth; this is the tongue, the inside of the cheeks and lips and the floor and roof of your mouth. Your dentist will then check the state of your gums, inspecting for swelling, recession or sores and any signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Lastly, they will of course check each and every one of your teeth, looking out for signs of decay using a small mirror to check all sides of the teeth.
Oral cancer screening
Detecting oral cancer early on allows patients a much greater chance of beating the disease. At Mullumbimby Dental Centre we examine your mouth for any abnormal tissue, changes in colour or texture of tissue, or any lesions in the mouth. This is a simple and painless process that can play a vital role in your oral and overall health.
Symptoms of Periodontal (gum) disease
A poor oral hygiene routine can lead to periodontal disease. This condition can be difficult to treat, though it is entirely preventable in most cases. Patients with gum disease usually present with many of the following symptoms:
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Bleeding of the gums while brushing your teeth
- Gum recession (gums tissue that has begun to pull away from the teeth)
- Loose teeth
If you find that you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, it is vitally important that you book an appointment with us so that we can treat the problem before it causes any major damage.