04 Sep What to Expect at a Dental Health Check
We used to call your Dental Health Check just a Check Up but it is so much more than just a “Check Up”!
When you attend for your Dental Health Check at Thackeray Dental Care in Mansfield first you will be asked about your past medical history. It is important that you disclose all aspects of your medical health so we can make sure we prescribe the right treatments. Certain general medical conditions require a different approach dentally and may lead to more risk in certain areas. For instance, if you are diabetic you will be more prone to gum disease and will more than likely require more maintenance from our Dental Hygienist. If you have had a heart or circulatory problem you may be taking medication that thins your blood. This can mean that taking a tooth out can be a little complicated and will alter our treatment planning.
We will also ask for a full history of your past dental experiences if you are a new patient. We can gain an understanding of what treatments may not be suitable for you and where we need to focus. Included in this area will be questions on your brushing habits and maybe dietary including consumption of sugar and alcohol intake, as well as smoking habits. We are not being nosey it all helps form a picture for us and aids in planning your dental care.
See you soon.