WHAT HAPPENS DURING A DENTAL CONSULTATION?
Is this your first visit at our clinic?
With every new patient, the treatment course starts with a general assessment. This dental examination is completely painless. You can rest assured and forget any fears you may have, sit back in the dental chair, and trust the knowledge and experience of our specialists. This is the moment to tell us your complaints. We will also assess the longevity of your previous dental therapies at the first appointment, and we record your dental history digitally. If necessary, we will take photo documentation.
During the assessment, our dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums. They will also explore your oral mucosa for any benign or malignant lesions. They will assess the effectiveness of your individual oral hygiene routine and examine the buildup of tartar.
Any necessary diagnostic tests will also be carried out at our clinic. Our advanced digital equipment makes it easier to draw a diagnosis, and to perform certain interventions. We have a panoramic X-ray and a small X-ray, as well as a laser cavity detector on site, and 3D CBCT.
A treatment plan is drawn up based on the above findings. If needed, it will be prepared with the involvement of a colleague with expertise in other fields, such as an oral surgeon, orthodontist, implantologist or root canal specialist.
The necessary treatment – if its specific nature requires this – is carried out in a coordinated way, in teamwork, always involving the appropriate specialist.
When dental restorations are needed, our advantage is having the dental laboratory in the same building: this does not only speed up, but also facilitates cooperation.
The next dental check-up is only needed after the treatment plan is completed.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF NOT SCHEDULING REGULAR CHECK-UPS?
Advanced dental problems which are discovered late will necessitate a more complex, longer and usually more expensive treatment than issues which are discovered early.
Over time, a small cavity may even lead to the loss of the tooth, which is irreversible, and requires much more complicated interventions than the original cavity.
There are also problems which cause only mild symptoms, such as periodontal disease – but if neglected, they can trigger irreversible processes and even lead to tooth loss.
Untreated dental diseases can lead to serious complications and even permanent damage!
If cavities are neglected, different interventions might be needed over time to save the tooth: root canal treatment, replacement of the decayed areas with various types of dental fillers (inlays or onlays), or if a tooth is removed, implantation in the missing place or other restorations: bridges, fixed or removable dentures
WHEN DID YOU LAST VISIT US FOR A CHECK-UP?
Regular dental check-ups are essential to maintain the health of teeth. We, the dentists at SoulDental pay special attention to ensure that our patients understand the importance of this.
Prevention is key to the outcome of the treatment.
Preventive dentistry includes the prevention, the early detection and the treatment of diseases of the oral cavity and the teeth. Dental examinations enable the early treatment of diseases, thereby increasing the chances of recovery and speed up the healing. Regular dental check-ups also reduce the risk of sudden onset of symptoms (such as toothache), which usually require immediate intervention to alleviate or stop the pain. Dental check-ups can be scheduled in advance, so you can easily plan with them, providing a convenient way to keep your teeth healthy.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR TEETH HEALTHY BETWEEN CHECK-UPS?
Between regular dental check-ups, make sure you keep a good, thorough, regular oral hygiene routine, and visit our clinic as soon as possible if you have any complaints!
Our experienced dentists will be happy to help you, and you can rely on their expertise to find the best treatment for your dental issues.
To ensure that any problems are detected and treated in time, a check-up is recommended at least every six months.
In some cases (for example in the case of periodontal disease) it may be needed more often.
It’s important to know that most of the serious, painful dental problems are the result of untreated conditions.