Dental Exams and Cleanings
At General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have a real passion for protecting patient smiles. Preventive dentistry starts with dental exams and cleanings. By making this small investment in your smile, you may be able to avoid many common dental conditions that put teeth and gums at risk.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
A dental check-up is more than a quick glance at your teeth. Each exam includes a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, gums, bite, and bone levels along with an oral cancer screening. Our dentists will alert you to any changes in your oral health or anything that requires professional attention, along with all of your treatment options.
Treating dental conditions early is often less invasive and more affordable.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Part of the examination process is taking routine dental x-rays. In our Kew dental practice, we use digital x-rays, which provide high-resolution images with minimal radiation exposure.
Different x-rays serve various purposes:
- We use x-rays for single teeth, which detect conditions such as decay or infection.
- Panoramic x-rays, which provide a full image of teeth, bone, and jaw joints and provide valuable information about bone levels, assist in the identification of cysts and tumours and are part of the surgical planning process.
- We also use 3-D cone beam imaging to plan for surgical procedures such as dental implant placement and complex extractions.
We recommend dental x-rays on an individual basis to provide you with the most accurate dentistry available.
No two patients are alike, and we customise dental cleanings based on your needs and oral health. Our hygienists are gentle and thorough as they remove calculus (tartar), and polish away surface stains.
Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of your oral health routine. Even if you brush and floss your teeth diligently at home, plaque can still collect in difficult-to-reach areas, such as just beneath the gums and between teeth.
Each dental cleaning will provide you with a smooth, fresh smile that promotes optimum oral health and wellness.
Patient Education and Consultations
As part of your regular dental visits, we encourage patients to notify our dentists or hygiene team if something with your oral health has changed. Your oral health and overall health are linked, and conditions in the mouth can indicate other medical or systemic conditions.
We are here to answer your questions and help you achieve a healthy, comfortable smile that lasts a lifetime.
Is It Time for Your Next Dental Appointment?
We welcome you to contact our Melbourne dental office to arrange a time for your next routine dental appointment. We have convenient hours and provide a wide range of general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry services to meet your needs.