Routine check ups provide the opportunity to identify potential problems early on and help to avoid the inconvenience of toothache, a lost filling or a loose tooth.
How often should you have a check up?
It is useful to visit your dentist twice a year for an examination to ensure that your mouth and teeth continue to be healthy.
We tailor our dental care to the needs of each individual patient, so some patients may need just a single yearly examination, whereas for other patients it may be appropriate to recommend seeing you perhaps every three months.
What happens when you come for a check up?
When you visit us you will be welcomed to the practice by our friendly team. You will be asked to check and sign your patient record details to make sure we have the most up to date information for you, via an electronic tablet.
You will meet with the dentist in one of our surgeries, who will talk to you about any problems you may be experiencing. Your dentist will then carry out an examination on your mouth, teeth and gums to check everything is healthy and identify and problems if there are any.
Check ups usually take around 15 minutes, unless there are particular issues to examine in more detail.
Once we get to know you as a patient we can advise on how often you need to have check ups and discuss whether you would like to join one of our care plans or prefer to see us on a ‘pay as you go basis’.Care PLans
What will happen after a check up?
If any treatment is recommended after your examination we will discuss this with you and provide you with a written treatment plan showing any costs involved.
We will then advise the reception team on what appointments are needed and they will arrange for you to come back to see us at a time convenient to you.