Here at Mint Dental Mudgeeraba we dedicate ourselves on achieving optimal dental health for you and your family. By keeping up to date with the latest technologies and attending regular seminars we’re able to provide you and your family the dental care you deserve.
You’ve probably heard it many times before that you should have a check up and clean every 6 months. The truth is it’s a arbitrary recommendation. Some patients actually require 3 monthly cleans! Regular dental visits are recommended so your dentist can find early signs of disease. Making these problems more manageable.
Brushing and flossing is important for the health of our gums and to prevent tooth decay. Good oral health is important to general health and wellbeing. Better oral health can lead to better general health.
During a dental checkup the dentist will assess and record information relating to your general and dental health.
This may include:
Medical History questionnaire
A complete medical and dental history, including current medications,
allergies and previous treatments and conditions will be recorded. This may be insignificant to you but it may have an important bearing on any medication that the dentist might want to prescribe for you
A routine visit will include a full mouth examination, where the teeth , gums and surrounding tissues of the mouth are assessed. xrays may also be required to help the dentist diagnose any tooth decay, infections, tumour, any tooth that hasn’t come through the bone
During the cleaning, the dentist will use a ultrasonic scaler to scrape of any tar tar buildup that has formed on the teeth above and below the gum line. The dentist will then polish the teeth with a lightly abrasive paste and finish up with flossing
After your dental assessment, the dentist will come up with a treatment plan which will advise you of the treatment options, the risks and benefits of any treatment.
X-rays capture images of the parts of the mouth your dentist can’t see. X-rays provide your dentist with an important tool that shows the condition of your teeth, its roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-rays can help your dentist determine the presence or degree of periodontal (gum) disease, abscesses and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumors. X-rays also can show the exact location of impacted and unerupted teeth. They can pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a visual examination.
Your radiographic schedule is based on your dentist’s assessment of your individual needs, including whether you’re a new patient or a follow-up patient, adult or child. In most cases, new patients require a full set of mouth X-rays to evaluate oral health status, including any underlying signs of gum disease, and for future comparison. Follow-up patients may require X-rays to monitor their gum condition or their chance of tooth decay.