No matter how good your self care is, it can’t substitute for regular inspection by the keen eye of our experienced principal dentist Oberah. Even if your teeth and gums feel fine, coming in for a check-up once or twice a year is a valuable investment in ensuring that they remain in healthy for years to come.
Undergoing regular dental examinations is vital in maintaining a high standard of oral health. Problems that begin painlessly and in areas of the mouth that you can’t see will be revealed — problems that you would otherwise have known nothing about until they became major issues. A key aspect of dental examinations is looking for evidence of oral cancer — mouth cancer is the tenth and fifteenth most common cancer in men and women respectively — and it’s easy to appreciate the value of such forewarning.
We understand that first impressions count. On your first visit to us Oberah will ask questions about your dental history and you in general, getting to know you better before she begins any physical examination. Oberah feels that this initial conversation is particularly important in building trust between her and her patients and putting them at ease.
Your dental examination consists of a detailed inspection of your teeth and gums, noting any areas that may be of concern, and a general examination of your mouth to ensure that it is healthy. After your examination, Oberah will inform you of her findings and, if necessary, discuss any problems with you and how you can move forward in addressing them with her.
You will be put at the centre of your treatment plan and Oberah will ensure that you are fully informed about the status of any issues with your oral health and your options for treatment. She feels that it is particularly important to explain things properly and make sure that you fully understand all the information so that you can make the best decision for you.