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Check-Up And Teeth Clean

Check-Up And Teeth Clean

Check-Up

Your dental check up starts with an initial consultation and usually takes around 45 minutes. In that time, we get to know you, put you at ease and allow the dentist to carry out a thorough evaluation of each of your teeth, along with x-rays if your dentist recommends. Your dentist will examine your gums and jaw bone as the foundation of your teeth, it is so important to look out for any signs of gum or bone disease early on so we can diagnose it as early as possible to start on the path to recovery.

Oral cancer checks are regularly performed at each dental check up by your dentist at Shire Doctors and Dentists. The purpose of the check up is to discover any signs of cancer in your mouth early so that medical treatment can begin as soon as possible. Where there are more serious areas in your mouth, your dentist will explain everything to you, along with any treatment alternatives. You can talk it through to get a complete understanding and decide upon what courses of action you’d like to take.

Oral Cancer Screening

During every dental examination, your dentist will look for any signs of changes in your soft tissues such as the tongue, floor of mouth, lips, and cheeks, which may potentially put you at risk of cancerous changes in the future. If you have any unusual lumps or lesions in your mouth that have been there for more than two weeks or have had difficulty swallowing for this time, alert your dentist so that a more thorough examination can be completed.
Common causes of oral cancer are:

Check Up, Clean and Polish

Your dentist at Shire Doctors & Dentists will use an ultrasonic instrument to clean your teeth followed by a nice polish to remove any surface stains.
Regular cleaning prevents any potential gum disease by eliminating the bacterial plaque build up on the teeth. Gum disease or gingivitis is the chronic swelling and infection of the gums and bone supporting the teeth. If the bacterial plaque build up is not removed regularly, it will harden and turn into calculus/tartar; a rough, porous mineral build up that is yellow/brown in colour and rather unattractive to look at. Long standing tartar will cause a bad taste, bad breath, can destroy your jaw bone and result in tooth loss.

The good news is that gingivitis is reversible if it is diagnosed and treated in the early stages. Shire Doctors & Dentists provide expert dental care at affordable prices for teeth cleaning and polishing in areas of the Sutherland Shire – Contact one of our friendly team now on (02) 9063 86 50.