Where appropriate low radiation digital x rays
are taken and displayed on the computer screen.These x rays show
areas between the teeth and underneath fillings which are not detectable
with just visual examination.
A panoramic x-ray is taken in a special machine
of the entire jaws. It shows the entire jaw areas but not in the
detail of individual films. Areas that can't be seen with the routine
set of x-rays can be seen such as wisdom teeth, sinuses and the
Most of our patients come to
us with a specific dental need. They may have crooked, crowded or
missing teeth, yellow stained teeth or they may be suffering pain
from teeth or gums.
We allow an hour for an unhurried, in depth discussion of all your
dental needs. Often a cosmetic problem has a functional basis and
we are dedicated not only to providing you with a beautiful smile
but at the same time healthy and pain free gums and teeth and freedom
from painful jaw joints and chronic headaches.
We are usually able to give the patient a broad picture of what
is necessary to restore the mouth to maximum health, function and
We must emphasise that our first priority will be to address your
main problem, but sometimes there may be underlying causes and associated
problems which will need to be discussed. If the first problem is
pain we would of course deal with this immediately.
During the initial consultation the latest oral camera is used
to detect problems of the teeth and gums which are shown instantly
and with great clarity on the computer screen. This enables us to
make an early diagnosis of any problem and for the patient to understand
his/her own personal dental needs as never before.
|Typical oral camera images to show
a specific problem at the initial consultation appointment and
after the procedure has been completed.