Dental examination

A Complete Dental Check-Up​

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY CONCERNS WITH YOUR TEETH, INCLUDING SENSITIVITY, TOOTHACHE OR ANY NOTICEABLE ABNORMALITY OF ORAL TISSUES, THEN A DENTAL EXAMINATION IS RECOMMENDED.

WHAT DOES A ROUTINE DENTAL EXAMINATION INVOLVE?

A FULL DENTAL EXAMINATION.

CHECKING THE TEETH.

Your Dentist, Oral Health Therapist or Dental Hygienist will thoroughly examine your teeth to check for any sign of decay or broken teeth, and check to see if there is any plaque or tartar on your teeth (the build-up on your teeth which can cause gum disease). 

CHECKING THE GUMS. 

After assessing your teeth we check your gums by measuring the space between your teeth and your gums. This can give us a very good indication of the overall health of your gums. If the space – or pocket – between the teeth and gums becomes deeper or there is bleeding, this can be a sign of the early stages of gum disease. 

CHECKING THE TONGUE, CHEEKS, THROAT, JAW, AND NECK.

Finally, we check your tongue, cheeks, throat, jawface and neck to see if there is any swelling or discomfort which may indicate any problems, including signs of oral cancer. In addition, we can check your jaw alignment, look for any sign of infection in the nerves of your teeth, and check the health of the gums and bones around your teeth.

PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL TREATMENT.

Depending on what is found from your examination we may recommend taking some dental x-rays. Dental x-rays allow our clinicians to check for decay in-between your teeth which can not always be viewed or detected during a visual exam.

YOUR SPACE, YOUR PACE!

At your first appointment, your dental practitioner will learn about your oral and general health. This is often a great time to discuss if you are experiencing any anxiety about your dental visit. For many people, fear of coming to the dentist stems from a bad experience. We will take all this on board and talk through step-by-step with you to try and make your dental experience at Victorian Dental Group as easy and as comfortable as possible.

HOW LONG DOES A CHECK-UP AND CLEAN TAKE?

We are completely transparent with all our fees and pricing. A Comprehensive Oral Examination (Item code 011) is $95 and includes a complete check-up.

Absolutely! We have on the spot claiming via hi-caps . You just need to bring your card with you, and depending on your level of cover, you will only need to pay any applicable gap payment on the day.

This can vary depending on your current dental health. We usually allocate between 30-minutes to 60-minutes for your check-up. This will allow all the necessary checks and photographs to be taken, and allow you plenty of time to ask any questions.

If you would like to book in for a check-up and clean during the same appointment, please make sure you select this option when making your online booking, or mention to reception when booking over the phone. This will allow us to ensure that our practitioners are available.

It is always useful that we have a copy of your dental history. With your permission, we can request your records to be transferred to us. This an easy process that our clinic team can arrange on your behalf. If you would like us to organise this for you, please give our friendly reception team a call on 9088 5808

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