Uplus Dental – Dental Checkup & Clean
Your regular dental checkups & clean is much more than a chance to showcase your winning smile. It is vital in maintaining your overall health. However, more and more Australians are skipping this important dental checkup & clean, jeopardising not only their teeth, but also putting themselves at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
Regular dental visits are one of the most important aspects of your oral health. When you come to Uplus Dental for your visit, you will receive a thorough dental cleaning and checkup, using the latest diagnostic technology. With regular care, we can help prevent decay and detect dental problems before they cause widespread damage. Calcium and other substances from the saliva in your mouth continually bathe your teeth, helping to keep them strong. Whilst this is a good thing, over time it can lead to a build-up of plaque and hard deposits called tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing or flossing and if allowed to accumulate provides the ideal conditions for bacteria to thrive on the teeth and gums. If it’s not regularly removed by a dentist it can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss. That’s why we recommend a six monthly dental checkup & clean. Not only will your teeth and gums feel polished and fresh, it also gives our dentists the chance to spot any other problems, like tooth decay, so they can be addressed early with the least amount of fuss and cost.
Routine Dental Checkups
At your appointment, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination, looking for problems such as decay, erosion, cracks, chips, and misalignment. For the most accurate and efficient diagnosis possible, we may use one or more advanced imaging technology, including:
- Intra-oral cameras: These tiny, handheld cameras fit comfortably in your mouth, and they can provide a detailed image of a single tooth to reveal the early signs of decay or other damage.
- Digital x-rays: Like traditional x-rays, digital images give your dentist a detailed view of individual teeth and your maxillofacial structure. However, these images are much sharper and can be magnified many more times than film x-rays.
- OPG x-ray: is a special type of x-ray that produces a panoramic view of the facial structure looking at lower face, teeth, jaw joints and maxillary sinuses.
Do I need an X-ray?
A dental X-ray may be required depending on your oral exam, dental history and any risk for developing cavities. An X-ray will provide your dentist a better understanding of your jaw alignment, decays between teeth and any impacted teeth, abscesses, or cysts on the roots of your teeth. Your dentist will assess and recommend if you would benefit from taking an x-ray at the time of checkup.
Oral Cancer Screenings
In addition to examining your teeth, your dentist will also check your soft tissues to look for the signs of oral cancer. These can include lesions, red spots, white patches, bleeding, and missing teeth, among others. Although sores and lesions typically turn out to be harmless, your dentist will order a biopsy to make sure that these areas are non-cancerous. Early diagnosis is the key to a favorable prognosis and recovery. Therefore it is highly important to schedule your routine dental visits, particularly if you are a smoker or you have a family history of oral cancer.
What happens after the check-up?
After your oral examination, your dentist will discuss any treatment recommendations, covering everything from tooth brushing techniques to your diet and nutrition, alcohol intake, and smoking.
If there are any further treatment required, a return visit may be recommended by your dentist for restoration work, such as a filling or crown. For more complex work, your dentist will explain to you what treatment is required and may refer you to a specialist such as an orthodontist, periodontist, oral surgeon or an endodontist.
Routine Dental Cleanings
Patients of all ages will benefit from routine teeth cleanings. Your dentist or hygienist will carefully remove all plaque and bacteria from your teeth. These substances accumulate when oral bacteria interact with food, and they can only be eliminated with a professional cleaning. If left untreated, these substances could eventually cause discoloration, widespread decay, and even tooth loss.
Deep Cleaning and Periodontal Care
If bacteria remain on your teeth, they could also spread below your gum line and cause gum disease. As the pockets of bacteria grow, you could experience a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Tooth loss
- Receding gum line
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Oral sensitivity
- Jawbone recession
Scaling and planing is one of the most effective treatments for gum disease. Your dentist will carefully remove the bacteria from your gums. To eliminate a potential haven for bacteria, he or she will also smooth rough patches on your dental roots. Scaling and planing, also known as deep cleaning, may be completed in one treatment or several, depending on the severity of your condition. Please note that extra charges will be incurred for a deep teeth cleaning.
How can we help you?
Level 1, Suite 1h / 9 Redmyre Road, Strathfield, NSW 2135.
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