Dental exams are essential part of your preventative dental care. Our doctors at Castlemaine Smiles conduct comprehensive exams to give patients an accurate, detailed treatment plan with options.
Your trusted Castlemaine dentist takes the time to get to know you and discuss your dental needs during check-ups and exams. We will also discuss any concerns and anxieties you may have to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible.
What You Can Expect During Exams?
Your comprehensive examination appointment at Castlemaine Smiles will last for a full hour.
Full mouth X-rays, Oral Exam and Oral Cancer screenings – We will perform a full mouth examination, cancer screening, and any necessary X-rays.
Review of Your Dental and Medical History – We record previous dental care you may have received. You will fill out a dental history and health questionnaire and the dentist will review this.
External Photography – We take photographs to aid communication when we discuss your particular situation in detail with you.
Treatment Planning – Your dentist will formulate a full treatment plan and then review a range of management options in order to provide the level of care you prefer while addressing your specific concerns.
We try to complete this during the first visit. However, depending on the complexity of your needs, we may require more information and time than one visit will allow in order to create a comprehensive treatment plan for you. In order for your dentist to do this properly, it may be necessary to schedule a follow-up consultation to further discuss your needs.
Results and Advice
Once the dental exam is complete, your dentist will explain what’s happening inside your mouth, and advise you about possible next steps. This may involve scheduling another dental appointment. In some cases, you dentist will only advise you on what you can do at home to improve your oral health and further prevent developing dental diseases.
It’s extremely important that you pay attention and closely listen to what your dentist is telling you. Then put their recommendations and instructions into action as best as you can to ensure that your next visit is as simple as undergoing a check-up or cleaning.
How Often Should You Get A Dental Exam?
Dental exams are usually done every six months. But your Castlemaine Smiles Dentist will decide how often you should get examinations depending on the current state of your oral health. Some patients require more visits based on factors such as smoking and their susceptibility to decay, cavities, and gum disease.
Schedule Your Next Dental Exam at Castlemaine Smiles
Dental exams are an excellent way to keep your smile healthy and complete. They also give you and your dentist an opportunity to address any dental problems early on before they can become serious or detrimental to your wellbeing.
At Castlemaine Smiles, we welcome any questions that you may have as we believed that only by working as a team together can excellence in dental care be provided.