Our dental consultation begins with a comprehensive oral examination. This is central to the mapping of all treatment plans we deliver at our North Street Dental and Implant Clinic in Dudley.
The initial examination
The initial examination can last for up to 30 minutes and involves a thorough evaluation of gums, teeth and all visible oral tissues and structures. The purpose is to identify existing and potential problems and develop a treatment plan should one be required.
The examination usually begins outside the mouth, assessing the jaw joints, muscles and tissues.
An appraisal of the inside of the mouth involves the condition of the soft tissues (this will include a visual screening for cancers), salivary glands, the condition of the gums and bone supporting the teeth, followed by the teeth themselves, including a mobility and tooth tissue loss (wear) assessment.
All the information, unique to each person, is then used to formulate a treatment plan specific to clinical needs.
Digital X-rays or a 3D scan may be required and are subject to charges, which will be explained at the time of the examination.
Clinical excellence and more
We believe dental care is not just about clinical excellence. It’s about embracing patients as individuals, adopting an holistic approach to their care and for the time they share with us. We will help you to change your preconceptions of dentistry forever.
It is now a recognised fact that creative thinking in dentistry must not only be on the very cusp of medical evolution, but equally, must also forge meaningful relationships with patients. The dental consultation is the start of every patient journey, allowing us to define goals and build trusting, long-term relationships.
Our dental consultation at a glance