Dental Examination

When you see your dentist for a check-up, they will first carry out an examination or assessment.

Dental Examination

What will happen at your check-up?

At your check-up, your dentist may:

  • ask you about your medical history and whether you are currently taking any medicine
  • carry out a full examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums
  • ask about your general health and any problems you have had with your teeth, mouth, or gums since your last visit
  • ask about and give advice on your diet, smoking, and drinking
  • ask about your teeth-cleaning habits and give you advice on the best ways to keep your mouth, gums, and teeth healthy
  • explain any risks, as well as dental costs, of all treatment you may need
  • discuss with you when your next visit should be

If you have problems with your teeth between check-ups, contact your dental surgery to make an earlier appointment.

Missed appointments

If you know you will not be able to attend an appointment then please give us 48h notice to the dental surgery so they can cancel your appointment and offer your slot to another patient. Your dentist can terminate your treatment if you miss your appointment without letting the dental surgery know. You may then need to pay again for a new course of treatment.


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