What Happens During a Routine Dental Check-Up

Dental appointments don’t have to be visits to be scared of. Your Dentists always want your visits to be pleasant. They will usually make your visits as easy as possible. We are here to tell you what to expect during a dental routine checkup. After all, the more you know about something, the less scary it seems.

01 | Get a warm welcome from our front desk officers

the first person you’ll meet during your dental appointment is the front desk officer. They welcome you first by observing all statutory Covid-19 Protocols.They make things flow smoothly around the office, coordinate payments and appointments, and give you your notifications for when you’re supposed to come in next. We have a lot of love for the dental front desk officers at Schubbs..

02 | Meet your Dentist

the next person you will meet with is your favorite dentist. You will spend most of your time at the clinic with your dentist. On your first visit to a dentist, they will take a full health history. On subsequent visits, if your health status has changed, make sure to tell them. Most dental visits are checkups. Regular checkups will help your teeth stay cleaner, last longer and can prevent painful problems from developing. Your Dentist will be assisted by a certified Dental Surgery Assistant. The DSA will assist the dentist during your appointment.

Before anything is done to your mouth your Dentist will exchange pleasantries and depending on the kind of appointment will discuss your concerns. It is very important you share health concerns, allergies and everything to help your dental team avoid any incident and provide the right type of care you need.

03 | Teeth cleaning

Now that you have discussed they can now proceed to examine your mouth. The first thing to do is clean your teeth thoroughly. Using a series if hand metal instruments, your dentist will scrape below the gumline, removing built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath and other problems. Your dentist may also polish and floss your teeth.

04 | Examining the Teeth

Your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gum and mouth. This is to ensure they identify, prevent and treat any possible problems with your teeth. The goal is to help maintain good oral health.

05 | Dental X-rays

X-rays are done so the dentist can check for possible problems below the mouth surface. X-rays help diagnose unnoticed problems like; impacted teeth, tumors, cyst, abscess and decay between the teeth. At Schubbs we use machines that emit virtually no radiation. You will be given lead apron and throat gird as precaution. Please let your doctor if you are pregnant. Once all of this is done, your dentist should have a full understanding of what your oral health needs are, and will be able to prescribe any necessary treatments to prevent or treat your issues.

Result and recommendation

After the dental exam is complete, your dentist will let you know exactly what is going on in your mouth. The dentist will make recommendations for the best next steps. These might include referral to another oral health care specialist, additional diagnostic tests, or advice to return for restoration work or additional oral health care.