Camberwell Dental Checkups and Teeth Cleaning
Here at Camberwell Family Dental, our dentists provide important Camberwell dental check-up and cleans for our patients. We highly recommend that our patients come in every 6 months for a dental check up and clean, so the dentist can assess your teeth, gums, and soft tissues and monitor any changes which occur. This is important as problems such as cavities and gingivitis can occur within small timeframes and can go unnoticed if not checked.
A full dental check-up in Camberwell involves the dentist recording any existing fillings, restorations, crowns, or dentures which may be present in your mouth. Our qualified dentists document any notable features, such as extra teeth, wisdom teeth, or missing teeth. Next, they record the health of the gums by measuring the gum pockets around the teeth. Your dentist may take some intra-oral x-rays if there is a concern about a certain area.
A dental clean involves the dentist going around each tooth to remove any hardened plaque, which is quite difficult to get off with a tooth brush. They use a pain-free special dental instrument which uses water and vibration to remove the plaque. This leaves the teeth nice and clean and free from any debris. The next step is a polish of the teeth using a special abrasive material. Polishing the teeth helps remove any surface stains and keeps the tooth surface smooth.
Preventative Dental Care in Camberwell
Coming in regularly for a check up of your teeth and mouth is a major part of ‘preventative dentistry’. Our dentists like to focus on preventative dental care in Camberwell; caring for your teeth while they are healthy helps reduce any future problems that may occur. By monitoring your teeth, dentists may be able to quickly treat problems such as tooth decay as they start to occur. Leaving a tooth with a cavity for a prolonged amount of time may lead in damage to the tooth and nerve; which then may result in getting root canal treatment (endodontics) or getting a tooth removed.
Some preventative care in dentistry includes fissure sealants. These are small, surface layer fillings which reduce the amount of food and bacteria which may get trapped in the deep grooves of the teeth.
Book an Appointment for Camberwell Dental Check Ups and Preventative Dentistry
Most private health insurances will assist in the cost of dental checkup and cleaning. Our on-site HICAPS machine will be able to process the claim at the time of your appointment so you will only have to pay the out-of-pocket cost, which is dependent on your level of cover. Ready to book a checkup and clean with a dentist? Make an appointment through our website or phone us on 8592 9866 and have our dental team assist you in taking care of your teeth.