Periodic Treatment Toowoomba
The perfect way to maintain good oral hygiene is to brush twice a day, floss every day and visit our dental health clinic regularly. Our clinic endorses periodic exam and treatment so that you are aware of any risks to your health. Our team examines your teeth for signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer and any other kind of damage.
How often do you need to visit the clinic?
We recommend scheduling visits about twice every year. It’s best to stick to the time schedule you have set up with your dentist. Frequency of visits may increase depending on individual cases. Patients with severe problems such as gum diseases need to visit the clinic more often than others. People with a weakened immune system are also advised to visit the clinic more often.
What will the dentist do at these routine examinations?
There is a certain methodical protocol that our team at NorthPoint Dental Centre follows in order to get an accurate picture of your dental health.
- Our dental expert will first ask you if you have experienced any pain or discomfort since your last visit.
- If there is any medication that you have started taking since your last visit, you should mention that to the expert at this time.
- The dentist will then check for any signs of breakage or early decay.
- Check the restorations that you have got in the past, if any.
- Examine your oral cavity for any early signs of gum disease- This examination is conducted most effectively by using a probe. The probe is placed gently between the tooth and gums, where it picks up any symptoms. In case you already are suffering from gum disease, the probe relays information on the stage the disease.
- Examine the jaw bone.
- Check for signs of oral cancer- This is done by examining the soft tissues in your oral cavity i.e. the lips, cheeks, throat and tongue.
Digital x-ray is another technology at the disposal of our dental team; however we usually use an x-ray only if the expert notices that there is something unusual with your work up. In routine cases, x-rays are recommended only once every two years.
What are the possible outcomes of a routine check-up
General exams needn’t necessarily highlight any serious problem with your health. Smaller oral health problems can also be easily detected. In the case of cavities for instance, our dental health expert will draw up a treatment plan for you which includes the procedures as well as the cost for the required dental treatment.