Dental Check-ups and Clean Richmond
Dr James is an awesome dentist, I’ve had my pearly whites looked after by him for as long as I can remember and cannot fault his services. From cleaning to general filling, root canals and mouth guards, he does an excellent job. He is always mindful of your comfort and his staff are excellent too. Never had to do any rework because his work is top-notched. Thanks, James!
What to Expect
When you come for a dental check up here at Elevate Dental in both Richmond and Hawthorn, the dentist will examine your teeth, gums and jawbone. Some issues that are looked for include decay and cavities, tooth discolouration and areas that may be prone to decay quicker due to crowding or other common teeth problems. An oral cancer screening is also done as an added layer of preventive care, because when problems are diagnosed quickly, treatment is often easier and quicker. Here are some things that can be expected during a routine dental checkup:
What to Expect
Exam and Evaluation
Education and Advice
Early Detection Leads to More Effective Treatment
Regular dental check ups help our dentists quickly identify problems. Our team at Elevate Dental will do a thorough history and examination and keep records for future visits, which helps us get to know you. And when your dentist is familiar with you and your dental history, detection of dental problems is much easier. Some common problems that may be prevented or treated with early intervention include:
Cavities – Tooth decay left untreated can lead to holes in the teeth called cavities. Cavities can grow quickly and may be painful or not. But when they become large, they can damage the tooth root, and require a root canal treatment to save the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may succumb to too much damage and need to be extracted.
Worn or damaged teeth from grinding (or bruxism) can be identified during a dental exam. Many people simply don’t realize they grind their teeth during stress or during sleep, and when left untreated, teeth can become worn or loose. Teeth grinding can lead to overly sensitive teeth or even tooth loss.
Jaw problems due to bruxism are common and may come with signs such as jaw pain or a clicking noise in the jaw. Our team at Elevate Dental can detect if this is happening and help find solutions that work.
Abnormal lumps or abscesses in the gum area may be signs of a deep infection. Sometimes antibiotics may be given and sometimes a root canal treatment may be recommended. In either case, early treatment can stop the infection from spreading throughout your body, but delaying treatment can lead to health issues like systemic infection or heart disease.
Gum disease begins with bacteria from tooth decay, plaque and tartar. The infection can quickly spread under gum tissue and deteriorate teeth. Bad breath, bleeding and tooth loss are all symptoms of advanced gum disease, but the good news is that any stage of this disease can be effectively treated. Regular dental check-ups will help us monitor your oral health and quickly stop bacteria before it spreads.
Hidden Dental Problems like impacted wisdom teeth or cavities between teeth can cause serious problems. Wisdom teeth that grow in sideways or under the gum can crowd and push surrounding molars, causing them to become crooked or damaged. Cavities between teeth can spread and create holes in both teeth, and if left untreated may lead to the need for root canal treatment or tooth loss. Regular dental visits allow us to find these problems before they cause problems.
Oral cancer spreads quickly, but can be more effectively treated with early detection. During your checkup, the dentist will look for signs of cancer or any precancerous conditions that may exist in your mouth.
What You Can Do
Healthy oral hygiene habits can help you avoid dental problems that lead to larger health issues. Prevention is best, and early detection means less pain, less stress and less cost to you. Here are some healthy habits you and your family can practice at home:
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Call Today for Your Dental Checkup
Our staff here at Elevate Dental is ready to assist you and your family with all your dental needs. Call today and schedule a dental checkup, and be sure to bring your questions so we can work together for your optimal oral health and to make your dream smile come true.
Call Today for Your Dental Checkup
Went this afternoon for an appointment after not having been to the dentist since god-knows-when. The team booked me in at a time that suited me, were really easy to deal with, the process was simple and I was in and out (with a filling and an x-ray) within my hour lunch break. Dr James was really good and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed (even when I panicked over the big anaesthetic needle). The cost was really reasonable and I am definitely going to recommend to everyone.
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