The key to offering good dentistry starts with a thorough examination. We follow a step-by-step process:
1. Meet the patient, listen to their chief concerns, review the medical history and decide which X-Rays are needed. At this stage we may take photos of the teeth.
2. Thoroughly examine the jaw joint, looking at range of motion, the muscles which move the lower jaw and joint health.
3. Check the soft lining of the mouth for oral cancer, examine gum health and examine each tooth in turn.
During the exam we try and involve the patient and educate them as to what is stable and unstable.
Our aim is give the patient the best treatment possible with the least amount of dentistry.