Dental Cleans and Exams
At Painfree Dentistry, we believe that preventing a problem is far more beneficial than treatment. We recommend regular dental examinations every 6-12 months (depending on your personal needs) to ensure potential problems can be detected early, saving time, costs and extensive restorative treatment.
Regular dental appointments are especially important for children as their teeth, and facial bones grow and develop rapidly. As such, so can irregularities. By monitoring your child’s development, we can diagnose and correct any structural problems before they evolve.
If not addressed early, some problems could interfere with the emergence of their adult teeth and result in the need for corrective treatment, usually orthodontic braces or tooth extraction.
Clean and Polish
At your twice-yearly visits to Painfree Dentistry in Parramatta, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums before recommending any treatment you may need. Our main goal is to ensure your mouth is as healthy as it can be so that decay or gum disease is unlikely to be a major issue.
Dr Alam will ensure that all your fillings are in good repair and there are no rough edges to make cleaning difficult. We will then thoroughly clean and polish your teeth to remove any built-up plaque from the area.
Our entire dental team will be happy to advise you on how to brush and floss your teeth between your visits to us to remove any hardened plaque, which constantly forms on your teeth. We can also recommend the best dental care products for you and go over your diet and lifestyle choices, like drinking or smoking.
At Painfree Dentistry, we want you to have a healthy and beautiful smile that will last. We will help you to maintain and achieve excellent oral health by offering comprehensive dental exams.
What Is a Comprehensive Dental Exam?
Comprehensive exams help check for any signs of dental issues. During the exam, your dentist will inspect your tooth and look for gum disease and tooth decay.
Your bite will also be checked; this is to check that your teeth fit together correctly. If there are any issues found, then the dentist will recommend treatments.
What Is Checked During an Exam?
Your dentist will check your mouth, teeth, jaw joints, jaw bone and gums to ensure that the following are healthy:
- Gums – Your dentist will check for bleeding, recession, calculus and plaque.
- Teeth – We will check for signs of decay, wear and crowding, in addition to checking fillings and missing teeth.
- Jaw – Joints and muscles will be checked. We will look for any pain, tenderness, and clicking.
- Surrounding areas – We check your lips, throat, palate, tongue and cheeks.
- Signs of oral diseases – Dental exams can spot more severe conditions, like oral cancer.
- Existing treatments – Braces, retainers, implants, crowns, bridges and dentures will be checked.
We will give you a smile assessment to look at tooth size, shape and colour, along with your smile line and gingival biotype.
We take digital x-rays so we can view your tooth roots and jawbone. The detail in digital x-rays helps our dentists create a treatment plan to treat any issues.
What to Expect at Your Dental Exam
This exam will allow the dentist to get to know you and your needs, gathering important information so you can get the best care and treatment. This exam is the perfect time to discuss any existing problems you have or any symptoms you have that concern you. The exam will take no more than thirty minutes.
You will have to complete a registration before the examination can begin. The receptionist will ask you for your personal details, and then you will fill in a medical history form. This form lets us know about any medications you are on, any medical conditions you have, and if you have any allergies. All these can affect treatment, so you must be honest and write down everything. A helpful tip is to bring any medication along, then you can easily write it on the form.
After the exam, you will be offered a clean. A clean will remove tartar and plaque both on your teeth and below the gum line. A professional clean is beneficial because it cleans where toothbrushes and floss don’t. It is quick and pain-free.