Our aim is to prevent the need for dental treatment by increasing awareness of good dental health and helping to explain the techniques to improve oral hygiene and prevent periodontal disease. Regular and thorough examinations will look for signs of dental caries and periodontal disease. Radiographs (x-rays) are used as an important diagnostic tool, they provide valuable information that is not always clinically visible during a dental examination. Radiographs can safely and accurately detect hidden dental decay and abnormalities that may otherwise go undetected.
Of increasing concern is oral cancer. As part of the examination we look for abnormalities in the soft and hard tissues of the mouth and face. These abnormalities may indicate signs of oral diseases including oral cancer. Early diagnosis and subsequent treatment can help to achieve a positive outcome.