All patients who come to Mona Vale Dental receive the best care possible for the whole family. On the Northern Beaches we have built a reputation for high quality dental work, and also on ensuring that our patients feel comfortable, understood and appreciated at all times. We aim to make every visit at our practice one that you actually look forward to.
New patients will be booked in for a New Patient Examination. No treatment will be carried out at this appointment, unless previously arranged, such as in the case of emergency appointments. A significant amount of time will be dedicated to understanding your dental concerns and to discuss the results of our findings. Should any treatment be required we will present you with all your options for you to consider. We will support you with whatever treatment option you choose.
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What is involved in a New Patient Examination?
The New Patient Examination is a one-off hour long appointment with one of our caring dentists which includes the following:
1. Full mouth examination
We will 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. Our screening process also includes a check of your joints to see how your teeth bite together.
We take low dose digital 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.
3. Gum health and Oral cancer screening
These are incredibly important as both can be present without displaying notable symptoms. Our oral health screenings check how healthy your mouth is and help us spot early signs of disease so that preventative measures can be put in place.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics, oral cancer is the 11th most common cancer worldwide and has the same incidence worldwide as thyroid cancer and melanoma. It makes sense that as we are the people looking in your mouth keeping a close eye on this. Oral Cancer screenings are conducted annually and include a visual check of your whole mouth.
4. Digital Scanning
Using small digital cameras, we can take a closer look at the edges of fillings etc. in your mouth. These images help us understand your dental structure and where you might benefit from different treatment options.
5. Smile Analysis
Digital Smile Design (DSD) is an innovative workflow that allows you to preview your perfect smile before any treatment has taken place. This process involves taking digital photographs of your teeth and may also include a short recording of you in conversation to see how your teeth look during natural speech.
6. 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.
7. Assessing your concerns
Once we’ve gathered all your information, we’ll sit down and present you with all your treatment options for you to consider. We will support you in whatever treatment option you choose.
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