It is important to have regular dental examinations so that we at Kingston Dental can help you to maintain a healthy mouth and also check for any early signs of dental problems, such as decay or gum disease. Regular check ups enable your dentist to correct problems before they become complicated and require extensive treatment.
On your initial visit we will conduct a very detailed examination of your mouth, teeth and gums. This process will involve taking a medical history, asking you about any medical conditions you may have, or any medication you might be taking that could affect your oral health.
Dr. O’Shaughnessy will chart each individual tooth, fillings or areas of concern.
The dentist will clean your teeth and check for decay, cavities, gum disease or abnormal wear.
We will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, jaw, neck and mouth for abnormalities.
A dental exam might also include X-Rays or other diagnostic procedures in order to monitor specific areas of concern.
During a dental exam, the dentist will likely discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits and may demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. Other topics for discussion might include lifestyle factors that can affect oral health and possible cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
Dr. O’Shaughnessy will then make suitable recommendations for any treatments that you may require based on the findings of your dental examination.
For children we check the development of the teeth as well as their bite to see if they may need to get braces at some point in the future.
Here at Kingston Dental we are committed to providing a warm, friendly and relaxed environment so that people who are nervous can work to over come their fears.
To schedule an appointment for a cleaning and check up call us today on 091 525 797.