Initial Check Up & Clean
Initial Check Up & Clean
General Check Up & Clean in Sydney for Healthy Teeth
A part of general dentistry that is often overlooked is a general check-up and clean. Panania residents mistakenly think that if their teeth look and feel fine there’s no need to attend a dental check-up. But they are wrong to think this way.
General check-up and clean in Panania – Why is it so important?
A dental check-up is the cornerstone of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It helps us to get to know you (and your teeth) and it enables our dentists to monitor your oral health.
Dental Check-Up in Panania NSW – What to Expect
If it’s your first dental check-up at our clinic, we will discuss both your medical and dental health before carrying out an examination of your mouth and teeth. Our Panania dentist will be assessing your oral hygiene, the health of your teeth and gums, looking for any signs of tooth decay, abnormal soft tissue, and any worn or damaged restorations. Digital x-rays will also be taken to diagnose any problems beneath the gums such as impacted wisdom teeth, cysts, and abscesses.
As a technology-led dental practice, we have a diagnostic tool called PerioPOC: only this test can detect if you have the bad and aggressive germs that can cause gum disease, within 20 mins, chairside. We are the only dentist in Australia offering it.
During the dental check-up and clean, your lymph nodes, facial chewing muscles and the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) will also be checked and our dentist will look for any signs of oral cancer.
If oral cancer is detected early, the chances of a successful outcome are greatly increased. This is why regular check-ups are so important in general dentistry.
General check-up and clean in Panania – What happens next?
Once the examination is over, we move onto the second stage – dental cleaning. Our Panania dentist uses an ultrasonic cleaning tool to remove any hardened plaque and tartar from the gum line and in between the teeth. If this isn’t removed, it can cause the gums to bleed or become infected and this, in turn, may lead to another common problem in general dentistry – gum disease.
Then, your teeth are polished with a slightly abrasive paste and a high-powered electric brush. It’s the best way to get a deep clean and also remove any lingering traces of tartar. Last, a highly concentrated fluoride gel is applied to your teeth to develop, strengthen and revitalize the tooth enamel and reduce sensitivity. The result is a sparkling smile and a fresh minty breath.
Are you ready to schedule your general check-up and clean in Panania?
Keep your oral health in tip-top condition by scheduling a routine dental check-up with our friendly dentists and hygienists at Picnic Point Dental.