Dental Examination

The first time you visit a Glenhuntly Dental Clinic for a dental examination it’s best to arrive 10 minutes early to fill in a short medical questionnaire.

This is so we know about any allergy or concern so we can provide the best possible care. The dentist will also ask you a few questions, for example if you smoke or drink acidic fruits drinks. This helps our dentists give you the best advice to suit your lifestyle.

The next step is a visual check of head and neck. The dentist will check for any swellings on your cheeks, neck or facial muscles to ensure you have no infection.

The dentist will then ask permission to lie you back in the dental chair to start checking your gums and teeth.

After a full examination with a small mouth mirror and a fine instrument called a dental probe the dentist may (if required) take X-rays to check if there is anything that couldn’t be seen during the visual check. After these investigations the dentist will be able to determine if any treatment needed.

The examination is completely painless so there is no need to be concerned. If you have any questions or feel worried ask your dentist to stop at any point. The dentist will then talk to you about your examination and findings. If there is the need for further treatment we will provide a personalised ‘treatment plan’ which will include full information about your treatment and fees. You will  have the chance to discuss all the findings and treatment options with your dentist.

At our clinic we consider the dental examination one of the most important part of the dental care we can provide you and look forward to welcoming you here.