Through regular examinations, a disease process may be detected and treated before it becomes serious. We screen the jaw joints and muscles for pathology and all the patients undergo an oral cancer screen.
With regards to your teeth and supporting tissues we regularly check and measures your gums for signs of gum disease and treat and refer as necessary so you can keep your teeth for longer. In addition we screen for decay and we currently use a laser diagnosis system, which checks if a stain in a tooth is decayed, or not. This has the added advantage of either allowing us to treat the decay early before it becomes a problem, or identifying an innocuous stain that does not need treating at all.
As part of our preventive program we undertake fluoride treatments and fissure seal teeth, which help reduce the risk of decay especially in young children at risk We also have a Dental Health educator who advises on cleaning, maintenance and diet, all with the one aim , to reduce the number of fillings and reduce the likelihood of gum disease.