Your comfort is our priority! At Longwell Green Dental Practice we understand that people don’t always love going to the dentist so we do all we can to make sure your dental experience is positive. Our reception area is calm and tranquil with comfortable seating, magazines and papers for you to read.
Communication is key: that means listening to your concerns and ensuring that you are put at ease with clear explanations and gentle handling. We are experienced at helping even the most anxious of patients and if necessary, we can arrange comfortable and safe sedation, enabling you to relax whilst treatment is carried out.
The new patient examination is a 12 point review including:
- Chewing function
Can you eat comfortably and efficiently?
Is there any pain or discomfort in your teeth, gums or other parts of your mouth?
- Mouth Cancer Screening and Soft Tissues
We screen for signs of mouth cancer and other diseases of the soft tissues of your mouth (tongue, cheeks, lips, palate and floor of mouth).
- Oral Hygiene
We make an assessment of plaque control, and how much plaque has built up.
- Teeth and fillings
We examine your teeth and existing restorations (fillings, crowns etc) for stability.
- Tooth wear
We review tooth wear such as attrition, erosion and abrasion and then discuss with you their causes, prevention and treatment where appropriate.
- Gum Health
We carry out a Basic Periodontal Examination to monitor gum health, to measure the presence of inflammation, loss of gum attachment and sites of plaque collection.
We take these as required to assess presence of decay and bone support and to investigate problem or suspicious areas.
- Jaw joint
We examine these for clicks and other problems before recording findings and making recommendations.
We assess the condition, function and comfort of dentures, crowns, implants or other appliances
- Treatment Planning
We discuss with you routine, remedial or cosmetic treatments that you desire or we believe you need to achieve a healthy mouth and attractive smile.
- Recall interval
We make an ongoing assessment of how often you should visit us for Healthy Mouth Reviews and Hygiene treatments.
If you’d like more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.