What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is carried out by either a general dentist or dental therapist. They will examine the overall health of your mouth during a check-up.
This also covers a range of treatments necessary to maintain a standard of good oral health. The treatments are there to keep your gums and teeth healthy and free from pain.
We recommend you visit the dental team here at CJ Dental Studio in Brentwood for dental check-ups every 6 to 12 months. We offer extensive dental services from fillings, inlays & onlays, root canal treatment, extractions, and dentures. Here at the CJ Dental Studio, we prioritise prevention over cure, so our team will make sure you are provided with the correct advice to maintain your oral health.
Dental Check up
A dental check-up involves a routine examination to understand the state of your oral health.
This will take around 15 minutes and may include dental x-rays to assess the structure of your teeth and surrounding tissues. The check-up will identify any tooth decay, disease and includes an oral cancer screen.
The dentist or therapist will assess the state of your gums and appropriately refer you to the necessary specialists if needed.
A routine check-up is necessary to identify any potential underlying issues that may cause pain if left untreated.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Oral Cancer Screening?
Oral cancer screening is carried out at every check-up. The dentist or therapist will examine the soft tissues, lips, cheeks, tongue and palate.
They will look for any abnormalities, such as unusual patches or lumps. If necessary, you will be referred to a maxillofacial specialist.
Why do I need X-rays and is it safe to have them?
Dental x-rays are a great diagnostic tool and use extremely low levels of radiation which makes them very safe and beneficial.
Here at the CJ Dental Studio, we use the latest technology to minimise radiation exposure for all of our patients.
X-rays are helpful in showing the underlying structures which cannot be seen with the naked eye. They are a part of your dental check-up and help clinicians to spot any underlying dental issues.
How often should I see a dentist?
We recommend having your dental check-up every 6-12 months unless we advise otherwise. At your check-up the clinician will advise you on how frequently you need to attend based on your oral health.
Does it hurt?
Dental check-ups are entirely painless appointments which are easy and quick to carry out. If any dental treatment is required, local anaesthetic is used to numb the area to make sure a painless procedure is carried out.
Why if I am scared of the dentist?
A fear of the dentist is very common and we understand patients may experience a great of anxiety when visiting us. Our clinic is designed with your comfort in mind and all of our staff members are very friendly and understanding. Extra effort will be made to make you feel at ease during the check-up.
If you are suffering from extreme anxiety, ask the dentist to refer you to a sedation clinic. These clinics are available and made specifically to manage very nervous patients.
How much does it cost?
The cost of our care depends on the treatment you are having. For a full breakdown of our prices please see our Fee Guide to check the cost of your procedure.