Consultation (without treatment)

We will carry out a full oral assessment to establish your oral health and recommend the best treatment for you.

During your oral assessment your dentist will look at:

  • Your jaw muscles and jaw joint
  • Your gums and bone around each tooth, tongue, throat, cheeks and lips
  • Current fillings, crowns and veneers (restorations) and signs of wear
  • Teeth and any signs of decay or tooth wear and their alignment
  • Appearance and colour of the teeth in the smile line
  • The way you bite
  • Dental x-rays may be needed to look for
    – All of your teeth from the crown to the bottom of the root (checking for abscesses, impacted wisdom tooth positions or ill-fitting restorations)
    – Decay inside the tooth or between the teeth
    – Abscess or cysts on the roots of your teeth
    – Root positions
    – Changes in your jaw joint

Once your oral assessment is finished, we will discuss the findings with you and recommend treatment. This will include a discussion about the benefits and risks of each procedure and the treatment costs.