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Dental Examinations

First Consultation

Your first Dental Examination (or check-up) at the dentist can include:

  • Tooth check*– for cavities, fractured teeth, cracked teeth, broken fillings and other tooth problems
  • Check Gum Check* – to check for gum disease and your tooth cleaning Gum Disease / Tooth Decay Risk Assessment
  • X-Rays as necessary* to detect cavities, abscesses, gum problems and other unseen problems
  • Jaw Joint Assessment* – to check for any problems to do with your jaw joints and muscles
  • Bite Assessment – to check for any problems in how your teeth meet and slide around
  • Tooth Wear* – caused by grinding, over-brushing or too much acid in your mouth
  • Mouth Dryness*
  • Mouth Cancer Check*
A Regular Check-up
  • Tooth check*– for cavities, fractured teeth, cracked teeth, broken fillings and other tooth problems
  • Check Gum Check* – to check for gum disease and your tooth cleaning Gum Disease / Tooth Decay Risk Assessment
  • X-Rays as necessary* to detect cavities, abscesses, gum problems and other unseen problems
  • Jaw Joint Assessment* – to check for any problems to do with your jaw joints and muscles
  • Tooth Wear* – caused by grinding, over-brushing or too much acid in your mouth
  • Mouth Dryness*
  • Mouth Cancer Check*
X-Rays

X-Rays are taken only when it is felt they are necessary to help with diagnosis. Their use is kept to as few and as infrequent as possible.

Mouth Cancer Screening

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumour develops on the surface of the tongue, mouth, lips or gums. Tumours can also occur in the salivary glands, tonsils and the pharynx (the part of the throat from your mouth to your windpipe), but these are less common.
We will screen you for this as part of your general check-ups.

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To All Our Valued Patients,

As our community deals with the increasing incidence of Covid-19 and the changing advice, we would like to reassure you that, as always, we are here for you and shall continue to act to ensure the health and the safety of you and our team.

We deeply care for the wellbeing of all of our loyal patients, staff and the wider community. It is with this in mind, and the government’s emphasis on social distancing and self-isolation that we have been advised to close whilst the enforced isolation continues. We will of course keep you informed of our intended date of resumption of normal services through our website and emails.

Please rest assured that we will be on the phone, however, for any advice or support that you may otherwise need regarding your dental health. Please do not feel as if you cannot contact us as we are here for you.

We would like to remind you of our constant message to keep up brushing and cleaning in between your teeth. Keeping your mouth healthy is an important part of keeping your immune system healthy.

We appreciate your support at a time that is very difficult for everyone.

Above all, our team implores all patients to follow the government guidance on staying at home and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe during these testing times.

With warmest regards and well wishes,
Everyone at Hainault Dental Practice