Our consultations are comprehensive check-ups to give you total piece of mind and find a solution for any existing dental problems. This involves:
Full mouth examination
We check your mouth for signs of tooth decay and dental disease. As well as examining your teeth, we also look at your gums, tongue, lips and cheeks.
Jaw joints and bite examination
Jaw disorders are often caused by habits like tooth grinding and can lead to muscle tension, facial pain and headaches. Our screening process includes a check of your joints to see how your teeth bite together. If necessary, we can carry out further analysis using computerised sensors.
Impressions and X-rays
If needed, we’ll take X-rays of your mouth to check the bone levels around your teeth. This way we can look for signs of disease or decay not visible on the surface, as well as examining wisdom teeth. We might also take simple impressions of your teeth for our records.
Dental camera – see what we see
Using small digital cameras, we can take a closer look at the edges of fillings etc. in your mouth. These images help you understand your dental structure and where you might benefit from different treatment options.
Medical history review It’s essential for your dental health that we understand your full medical history and any medications you’re taking. You can rest assured that all your details are held in the strictest confidence.
Gum health & Oral cancer screening
Gum screening and oral cancer screenings are incredibly important as both can be present without displaying notable symptoms. Our gum health screenings check how healthy your gums are and help us spot early signs of gum disease so that preventative measures can be put in place.
Oral Cancer screenings are conducted during each check-up and include a thorough check of your whole mouth. As Oral Cancer is on the increase, seeing your dentist every six months is very important as it allows us to note and keep an eye on any changes seen, and additional follow-up checks can be arranged, if required.
Assessing your concerns
Once we’ve gathered all your information, we’ll sit down with you to discuss your treatment options. At Loy Dental Care, we’re proud to provide some of the most innovative treatments in modern dentistry. If you’re concerned about discoloured or misaligned teeth, gaps in your smile, old fillings or bleeding gums, we’re here to talk about your concerns and help you find a comfortable solution.
Our experienced dental team considers your needs, desires and budget when designing your treatment plan. We’ll give you our professional advice and help you make a decision that is right for you.
We use digital radiography technology. It has significant advantages over film-based x-rays. Digital has far less radiation and greater efficiency. The pictures develop instantaneously. Images quickly appear on the computer monitors in our treatment rooms, and they can be instantly shared for consultation by our dentists. We are also able to display them on the computer monitors in our treatment rooms for enhanced patient education.
These images can be e-mailed to other dentists, doctors or insurance anywhere in the world. This collaboration with our colleagues helps us to treat our patients with the most up-to-date ideas and methodology.
Digital x-rays use a special technique to take very detailed images of your teeth, jaws and other structures in your mouth which can help identify decay and other issues, diagnose diseases and conditions and guide your treatment plan.
New patients are risk assessed and may need a full mouth series of x-rays if none have been taken for some time and there is a clinical indication to do so. We take detailed medical histories. We take into account if a patient is pregnant, has had radiation therapy etc. Great dentistry starts with great information which leads to correct diagnoses and beautiful smiles for everyone.
We recommend that our patients have bitewing x-rays taken every 2 years. We are proud that we use an intraoral camera that takes photographs of the mouth. In some cases, this camera provides us with very valuable information, thus eliminating the need for x-rays. and maximize the fun.