Dental Examinations

Dental exams are an important step in early detection and treatment of gum disease and tooth decay. For a first time visit, the dentist will perform a comprehensive dental examination that is very thorough and can include:

A review of the patient’s medical history, especially drug and latex allergies
A complete series of x-rays
Oral cancer screening
TMJ(temporomandibular joint) evaluation
Orthodontic screening to check the positioning of teeth and jaw bite
Complete gum examination and pocket measurements(periodontal examination)
Complete examination of all teeth, crowns and fillings
Evaluation of wisdom teeth
Smile photographs and molds or impressions of your teeth, if necessary

During a regular checkup, the dentist will conduct a less extensive exam that will include many of the steps performed during an extensive exam, such as:

  • Review of any changes in the patient’s medical history since last visit.
  • Examination of tooth decay and damage using special instruments.
  • X-ray of any teeth that show signs of decay or wear.
  • Evaluation of gums for signs of periodontal disease.
  • Exam of existing restorations.
  • Screenings for oral cancer.

Your dentist or dental hygienist will also likely provide you with a quick reminder on proper home care and brushing techniques.

Locations

Village Dental – Haymarket
Shop 118, 8 Quay Street
Haymarket NSW 2000
P. 02 9281 0007
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Village Dental – Kogarah
Shop 5, 23-26 Station Street
Kogarah NSW 2217
P. 02 9281 0007
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Village Dental – Meadowbank
Shop 6.1B, 11 Bay Drive
Meadowbank, NSW 2114
P. 02 9281 0007
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Our dentists at Meadowbank Practice in Ryde provide dental care to Melrose Park, Rhodes, Putney, West Ryde, Marsfield, Epping, Ermington, Concord West, North Strathfield, Gladesville, Top Ryde, Wentworth Point, Denistone and the surrounding area. At Haymarket Practice in Central Sydney CBD provide dental care to Ultimo, Pyrmont, Town Hall, Wynyard, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Redfern, Alexandria, Glebe, Forest Lodge, Camperdown, Paddington, Double Bay, Vaucluse and the surrounding area and at Kogarah Practice in St George provide dental care to Bexley, Rockdale, Banksia, Brighton-Le-Sands, Monterey, Ramsgate, Sans Souci, Dolls Point, Carss Park, Blakehurst, Allawah, Hurstville, Penshurst and the surrounding area. Additional Languages Spoken by our dentists: Nepali, Indian / Hindi, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Vietnamese.

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