14 Oct

Understanding the nature of dental visits at Central London dentist

There are many types of dental visit depending on the nature of treatment you require, if any, and the condition of your teeth. It is important that you are clear what it is you are going to the dentist for and what is likely to take place when you are there.
The most obvious and straightforward type of dental visit is the check up. You should have a dental check up every six months on average (your dentist may recommend more or less frequently depending on the nature of your teeth). This is to ensure that the teeth are healthy and there is no sign of nasty dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Spotting these conditions early is the key to effective dentist treatment and will save you much time, pain and money in the long run. This is because treatment is much easier and less expensive if the condition is caught in its early stages. A dental check up will therefore involve the dentist checking your teeth and gums for any signs of dental problems and also for other conditions such as oral cancer. Thousands of lives have been saved as a result of early spotting of this killer disease during dental check ups.
The other types of dental treatment include cosmetic dental appointments where the teeth are visually improved without any structural or health reasons (these are usually arranged and desired by the patient themselves). Then there is the dental appointment that requires dental work. This will usually have been suggested by the dentist as the result of them spotting some work that needs to be done. Commonly this could include a dental crown, filling or some composite bonding to repair damaged teeth.
Whatever the reason, Central London dentists will carry out the appointment with the maximum regard for your comfort and well-being.