Children's Dentistry

Comprehensive Examinations

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What Will Happen During a Comprehensive Examination?

A comprehensive examination is a thorough examination of the inside of your child’s mouth. This will include their oral tissues, their teeth and their gums. We check very carefully for any signs of caries (tooth decay) so these may be easily treated in the most appropriate manner. Sometimes it could be possible to re-harden the affected tooth with fluoride treatments, or else it can be repaired with a suitable restoration. Our aim is to ensure their milk teeth or primary teeth remain healthy and strong until they are ready to be shed naturally to make room for their adult teeth. We will also look at the way their teeth and jaws are developing and if required will recommend an orthodontic evaluation.

Will My Child Need X-Rays?

We take digital dental x-rays periodically, depending on a child’s level of risk. Children with a higher risk of tooth decay will need x-rays more frequently. Digital dental x-rays only emit minimal levels of radiation and our equipment is up-to-date and meticulously maintained for patient safety.

Every examination is extremely gentle as our dental team are all very good with children. If any treatment is required we can explain this to a child, using language and terminology that is easy for them to understand.


We Encourage Questions

Any recommended treatments are always fully explained and we actively encourage questions. You can rest assured it will never be too much trouble as we want you to have all the knowledge required to make informed choices about your dental care. This is absolutely essential in building trust so you can have complete confidence in your dental care.