Your health check will start with an external examination of your jaws joints, facial muscles, and jaw line. We will assess any changes or problems with your jaw joints.We then carry out a full internal soft tissue assessment, checking around the tongue, cheeks, the palate and the lips. We check how your teeth meet and bite together to assess any poorly placed fillings causing interferences in your bite, and damage to your jaw joints.
An assessment of gums is then carried out with a system called BPE and each score applied represents the extent of health or damage to specific locations of the gums. If a high score is given, a further comprehensive assessment of gums will need to be carried out which provides a 3D image of the affected sights and helps you understand and review the areas affected most by gum disease as well as create the map for the dentist to provide treatment.
A full evaluation and record of each tooth is carried out including the existing fillings and their integrity, hair line cracks, new decay and cavities, fractures and chips, signs of wear and tear, enamel loss, tooth movements. We take photographs with our intra-oral camera, so you can get a visual understanding of exactly what's going on in your mouth.