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Comprehensive Examination & Dental Hygiene Hawthorn Melbourne

A comprehensive examination and dental hygiene visits are the cornerstones of prevention. Getting regular checkups assures your dentists can identify dental problems early, which leads to easier treatments with less cost to you. Dental hygiene visits can remove hardened dental plaque and calculus that brushing will not, which keeps bacteria and decay at bay.

Michael N

Had a great experience at this office. Really happy with the results, and looking forward to visiting regularly!

Michael N

What is a Comprehensive Examination?

A comprehensive dental exam is more than just looking at your teeth. Our dentists at Elevate Dental, Hawthorn and Melbourne will examine your teeth as well as your gums and jawbone. The goal is to seek out hidden decay, cavities, tooth discolouration, extreme wear, and possible unknown cracks or other damage to teeth that often go unnoticed. If you have crowded teeth, any issues such as hidden pockets of bacteria can be discovered. We will also provide an oral cancer exam to find any issues early, so they are easier to treat.

What is a Comprehensive Examination?

A comprehensive dental exam is more than just looking at your teeth. Our dentists at Elevate Dental, Hawthorn and Melbourne will examine your teeth as well as your gums and jawbone. The goal is to seek out hidden decay, cavities, tooth discolouration, extreme wear, and possible unknown cracks or other damage to teeth that often go unnoticed. If you have crowded teeth, any issues such as hidden pockets of bacteria can be discovered. We will also provide an oral cancer exam to find any issues early, so they are easier to treat.

Why do I Need a Comprehensive Examination?

Along with finding the above issues, regular dental exams allow our team to keep your history and exam records for future visits so we can find irregularities even earlier. Some irregularities stay hidden from the patient, but we can find them with special tools like radiograph images. Common problems that are found include:
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Cavities

While some cavities form on the top of a molar, cavities can also hide between teeth or under the gumline. If left untreated, they can grow and eventually affect the tooth root, creating a need for root canal therapy. Sometimes cavities can lead to tooth loss. But when we find them early, the treatment is easier and less costly.
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Worn Teeth

Bruxism, or tooth grinding, often goes undetected because it takes place either subconsciously or when the patient is asleep. This can grind teeth down prematurely, causing sensitivity and pain. Bruxism may develop at any age due to stress or other reasons, but regular dental exams will help us find the problem early and help you control your bruxism and fix any damaged teeth.
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Jaw Problems

Bruxism can lead to jaw pain even if the teeth are not affected right away. This type of pain may be felt in the jaw, under the ear, or may result in a clicking sound in the jaw hinge. Many patients don’t realise the issue may be due to grinding their teeth at night. But our experienced dentists can examine your entire mouth and find the source so you can live without the discomfort of the jaw or facial pain.
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Hidden Dental Problems

While many patients believe brushing twice a day every day will ward off all dental problems, it is possible that some problems remain hidden. These can include cavities between teeth or impacted wisdom teeth. Hidden cavities can grow and create worse problems like a gum abscess, and impacted wisdom teeth can crowd other molars, causing pain and crooked teeth. Sometimes wisdom teeth never erupt above the gum and cause all other teeth to go out of alignment, without the patient ever knowing. We can find these problems early so you can avoid the pain and cost of repairing all your teeth later on.
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Gum Disease

Gingivitis and periodontitis are two forms of gum disease that sometimes goes undetected. Either can lead to advanced-stage periodontitis with side effects that begin with bleeding gums and bad breath, tooth loss and foul breath. Our skilled dentists are experienced at treating all stages of gum disease and can help at any stage, without judgment and with compassion. But regular dental visits allow us to catch these issues in the early stage, leading to quick treatment to get your oral health back on track.

Professional Dental Hygiene

 
Our professional dental hygiene service at Elevate Dental in Hawthorn and Melbourne can help you maintain a beautifully fresh and polished smile and help ward off future dental problems. These cleanings are best done every six months so the hygienist can remove any built-up plaque or tartar, which causes tooth decay that can lead to gum disease. Professional dental cleanings are our patient’s preferred way of preventing oral health issues while keeping teeth their whitest at the same time.

During a professional cleaning, hardened plaque or calculus is removed through a process called scaling. The hygienist will remove plaque as well as debris that can hide between teeth or lodged in crooked teeth, as it is nearly impossible to remove it while brushing. After scaling, your teeth will be cleaned with gritty toothpaste and then polished, so your smile sparkles with freshness.

We happily provide education and advice when we find dental problems. You will be offered advice for treatments, and we can even draw up a treatment plan for future dental goals such as straightening your teeth or making them whiter. If you have any concerns, this is a great time to talk to us.

Some of Our Patients' Results

Benefits of the Comprehensive Examination & Dental Hygiene

 
Regular checkups and cleanings are an important aspect of oral health, and oral health is important to your overall health and wellbeing. The following benefits summarise how all patients can benefit from these visits:

Over time, your dentist will become more familiar with your oral health and history, which can help with the early detection of problems
Early detection of dental problems saves you time and money in future dental treatments
Early detection of dental problems helps you avoid pain and discomfort
Regular professional dental hygiene appointments keep your smile fresh and bright
Professional dental cleanings remove debris that your toothbrush cannot
Professional cleanings are another chance for us to find hidden problems

Download Our Price List

 
Achieving the smile you’ve always wanted is more affordable than you may think. We provide transparent pricing and flexible payment options to give you the confidence that Elevate Dental is the right choice for your dental needs.

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Call Today and Schedule Your Comprehensive Exam and Cleaning

 
If you are ready for a comprehensive examination and professional cleaning, call us today and schedule your visit. If you have any special concerns, such as dental anxiety, let us know so we can help. We are here and ready when you are, and we look forward to meeting you.

Call Today and Schedule Your Comprehensive Exam and Cleaning

If you are ready for a comprehensive examination and professional cleaning, call us today and schedule your visit. If you have any special concerns, such as dental anxiety, let us know so we can help. We are here and ready when you are, and we look forward to meeting you.

Rua W

Went this afternoon for an appointment after not having been to the dentist since god-knows-when. The team booked me in at a time that suited me, were really easy to deal with, the process was simple and I was in and out (with a filling and an x-ray) within my hour lunch break. Dr James was really good and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed (even when I panicked over the big anaesthetic needle). The cost was really reasonable and I am definitely going to recommend to everyone.

Rua W

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