Dental Examinations Central Coast
Our experienced dentists complete thorough dental examinations each and every time you visit us.
Regular dental examinations are vital for ensuring your long-term dental health.
Visit our Lake Haven practice on the Central Coast for thorough dental examinations that will diagnose any existing dental issues, provide effective early treatments, and offer customised preventative measures to protect your teeth and gums from decay and disease.
How often do I need a dental examination?
We can’t understate the importance of booking regular dental examinations. We recommend that all your family members – adults included – visit the dentist for a general dental examination once every six months or immediately after experiencing symptoms such as toothache, jaw pain, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath or difficulty chewing.
This allows our experienced dentists to identify and treat any dental issues early, and apply preventative treatments that will protect your teeth from decay.
What does a dental examination involve?
Our dentists will start by visually examining your teeth and will use a periodontal probe to take painless measurements of your gums and identify any gum pockets that may put you at an increased risk of gum disease.
We’ll then assess your overall oral hygiene and examine the inside of your mouth with an Identafi® laser light to detect any abnormalities that may indicate oral diseases such as cancer.
Your dentist may also examine your lymph nodes and jaw joints, order x-rays if necessary, suggest saliva testing to identify the best preventative treatments for you, and offer customised dietary analysis and advice.
Are dental x-rays safe?
Our Lake Haven practice is equipped with state of the art x-ray machines that use the latest technology to take detailed digital x-rays while emitting extremely low levels of radiation.
This makes our digital x-rays completely safe and ideal for taking x-rays every couple of years to track the health of your teeth, gums and jaw.