The purpose of a dental check-up is to ensure the mouth is properly cleaned and examine it for any health issues. Generally, a dental check-up will include:
At a dental check-up, your dentist will assess you for early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, bone damage, oral cancer, and other dental issues. They will clean your teeth and gums of plaque and tartar that may have built up in hard-to-reach places. At your dental check-up costs of further treatment will be discussed.
No matter how good your at-home oral care is, regular check-ups with a dental professional are required to maintain good oral hygiene and health and to detect signs of gum disease or tooth decay.
Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms of a dental issue, only a professional dentist can detect and treat oral problems. Dental check-ups are crucial for maintaining healthy teeth, gums and overall oral health.
The cost of a general check-up, including teeth cleaning, will depend on several factors, such as whether you require x-rays.
A new patient check-up includes a comprehensive examination of your mouth teeth and gums and a teeth clean (health fund items 011, 114, 121) plus x-rays (health fund items 022).
A full check and teeth clean, including x-rays and more would normally cost anywhere from $355-400 or more.
At Evolve Dental Healing Kenmore dentist we have a set fee for your new patient check-up that covers the cost of any additional x-rays or diagnostic tests required on the day for the dentist to fully assess your dental health and treatment needs.
That way the dentist has all the information they need at hand and you avoid the shock of an unexpected bill.
In general, you should visit your dentist for a check-up every 6 months. If you have existing dental or health issues or are at a higher risk of problems such as gum disease (periodontitis), you may be required to be monitored more frequently, perhaps even once every 3 months. Your Evolve Dental Kenmore dentist will advise you on when you should return for a check-up.
Regular dental check-ups are important to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy. Even the most dedicated brushers and flossers cannot reach every area of their teeth and gums, which means plaque accumulates and can turn into tartar. If not treated, this tartar can cause gingivitis and lead to more serious issues, such as periodontal disease.
People worry about the cost of regular dental check-ups but without them your dental issues could end up costing you much more.
Regular check-ups ensure your mouth is properly cleaned and free from tartar and allow a dental professional to monitor your oral health. If a dental issue is detected, your dentist can recommend the appropriate treatment before it progresses to a more serious problem.
Routine check-ups can be performed at any time during pregnancy. In fact, it is recommended that you do visit a dental professional during pregnancy as the hormones in your body can have a negative impact on your gums. They are at a higher risk of becoming inflamed, infected and bleeding during pregnancy, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Improving and maintaining your oral health is simple when you practise good oral hygiene and follow these steps:
By taking proper care of your oral health, you can reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Infections of the mouth can spread to the bloodstream throughout the entire body, resulting in more serious health issues. With at-home care and regular check-ups, you can increase your chances of avoiding damage and disease.
For quality dental care with a holistic approach to dental health call us today on 07 3720 1811