Dental examinations

Regular dental examinations aim to prevent diseases of the teeth and gums,

and are therefore an important prerequisite for the long‑term health of your mouth.

They ensure problems are caught at an early stage before they get worse and while their treatment can be easier and less costly.

During dental check‑ups we thoroughly examine:

damaged, missing or decayed teeth

early signs of decay

condition of the gums, periodontal pockets, inflammation and other symptoms of disease

the status of previous dental work (e.g. root canals, fillings and crowns)

early symptoms of cancer of the mouth or throat (i.e. white lesions or blocked salivary gland function)

suspicious growths or cysts

the position of your teeth (e.g. cleft, bite)

signs of clenching of teeth or overload and thus erosion

signs of bleeding or inflammation of the tongue, palate or floor of mouth

overall health and function of your jaw joint and symptoms of possible diseases

the overall condition of the jaw and facial bones

neck glands and lymph nodes for possible signs of inflammation

If necessary, a preventive dental check‑up also includes a dental X‑ray which can detect such conditions as decay beneath existing fillings,

fractures, impacted wisdom teeth, cavities below the gum or bone loss due to gum disease.

Finally, we will present you with the results of the inspection and, if necessary, we will arrange further steps to start treatment.

Preventive dental check‑ups are recommended twice a year.

Make sure that you don’t leave out any important information about your health. The more we know about your overall health, it may lead to more efficient solutions to your oral health care needs. Be sure to mention:

any new medical conditions that have been diagnosed during your last visit to a general practitioner (diabetes, hepatitis, etc.)

new medications you are taking

If you are pregnant

if you have allergies

any changes that you have noticed to your teeth (change in colour, movement or position of teeth, etc.)

any changes that you have noticed to your gums (bleeding when brushing or flossing, changes in appearance, etc.)

any increased sensitivity to heat, cold or sweet things

if your dental floss is tearing on sharp edges of teeth or fillings

any colour change on the skin or on the inside of the mouth

if you smoke or chew tobacco

if your neck and jaw muscles are tense

if you knowingly clench or grind your teeth