The mouth is really a window into the body. Medical conditions may be discovered by a comprehensive dental exam before symptoms show up elsewhere in the body. By doing a comprehensive exam, we can together devise a strategy for long-term oral and general health.
What is involved?
Firstly, we will collect medical and dental history. It is important to note any current medications being taken. Any medical conditions being treated, previous surgeries and allergies are also important to note. It is important to keep record of any previous experience, adverse reactions, or family member reactions to anesthesia. Also notify us of any smoking and/or alcohol habits.
Your bite will be assessed, which may include charting of teeth that are crooked, crowded or spaced too far apart, an overbite, open bite or crossbite.
We will chart, in a detailed tooth chart, conditions of the teeth by checking each tooth individually.
Also, any work done, decay, leakage, treatments needing to be done, positions of teeth, impactions, wear of teeth, and a cavity check will be noted. Intra oral photos will be taken which will allow you to see your mouth tooth by tooth to record visually any cavities, microcracks, defects in tooth structure, faulty fillings and crowns, as well as tissue health.
A full mouth x-ray or individual peri apical bite wing x-rays are recommended to see what is in between teeth which the naked eye can’t see intra orally.
Comprehensive Oral Examination in Wantirna South
Prevent painful dental problems and often costly procedures with the help your Wantirna South dentist. If it’s been a while since your last check-up, schedule an appointment at Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Surgery.
At Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Surgery, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable. We encourage you to take advantage of our latest offers. For more information, visit our special offers page.