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Dental Examination In Mt. Eliza

Dental Exam

For most people we recommend a thorough dental examination every 6 months. If you are a new patient to our practice we will allow a full hour for your first examination.

The dentist will examine your teeth, mouth, lips, palate and tongue for any signs of disease or anything unusual.

We generally recommend a full mouth x-ray (OPG) once every 5 years. This shows teeth, jaw and sinuses, and is useful for detecting nasty little surprises before any symptoms develop. OPG x-rays are also often required to check wisdom teeth. Smaller bitewing x-rays are recommended every 2 years to detect decay between the teeth.

If you have had x-rays taken at your previous practice, we can obtain these on your behalf (with your signed consent).

All of our x-rays equipment are digital – meaning radiation is kept to a very low level and images are immediately available.

Your dentist will discuss any concerns you may have, and recommend options for your treatment. You will receive a written treatment plan if you require further treatment.

If you are in a health fund we can (depending on the fund) obtain an estimation of the benefit you will receive for the required treatment.

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