Dental Examination

Dental Examination - A Comprehensive Dental Checkup

A new patient dental examination, or a regular dental check-up, is one of the most important parts of the dental process. Consequently, it is more than just counting your teeth! Our dentists take a holistic approach to check-ups, looking at the health, function and appearance of your mouth to ensure that your smile stays as bright and healthy as possible.

Contact us to book your private dental examination.

What happens during a dental examination?

A dental examination is used to gather information about you, and about what treatments you need or want. Your private dentist will spend time with you to examine all aspects of your dental health.

  • During the dental examination, the dentist will ask you about your general health, your habits and your dental health. As a result, this allows the dentist to form a risk profile and identify any diseases that pose a risk to you.
  • An extra-oral examination will look for any lumps, bumps or abnormalities in your head neck, and jaws. Then an inspection of the tissues within your mouth will begin. The dentist will look for oral cancer or any sign that anything could progress to this condition.
  • An assessment of the health of your teeth and gums will highlight any problems. Finally, any special investigations (e.g. x-rays) will be carried out and reported upon.
  • Following the inspection, your dentist will report his or her findings, and a discussion will be held to determine if any treatment is needed.

It's very important to make sure you mention anything of relevance to the dentist during this examination. Unhappy with the size, shape or colour of your teeth? Now's the time to tell your dentist. Want to have your teeth straightened? Mention this, and your dentist will give you all the options.

If you need treatment

The dentist will be looking at three key factors in your mouth,

  • Health
  • Function
  • Aesthetics

These three considerations shape the treatment recommendations made to you.

Your dentist will discuss all the options for treatment available to you. You will always be in control of your treatment and will play an active role in constructing your treatment plan.

How much is a dental exam?

Fees vary from practice from practice. You can find all the charges you will incur during your dental examination on our fees page.

Reviews

  • Stuart Cross
    Ultimate Halloween horror today. I went to the dentist this morning. It was a long job. I was given a... read more - 11/01/2016
  • Sally Johnson
    It was our first visit and all the staff at Rock Dental Practice were kind, caring and helpful. Very professional... read more - 10/04/2023
  • Anna Randulff
    I had a wisdom tooth extracted at Rock House Dental Practice and am very happy with the service. Dr. Nandra... read more - 1/25/2019
  • A Jewkes
    Excellent. Needed emergency treatment after breaking a tooth/filling. Could not get in at NHS emergency surgeries.
    Staff were friendly, helpful...
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    - 8/23/2019
  • vikki biggs
    Absolute brilliant dentist, and has looked after myself and my daughter for a few years, would highly recommend the practice... read more - 7/14/2019
  • Geneva Carney
    I am most fortunate to have Rock Dental Practice as my surgery, since the first day I walked into their... read more - 10/17/2018
  • Angela Facer
    Thank you so much for today. I was so nervous and you really calmed me down and I’m so grateful... read more - 4/23/2019
  • Roop Dulai
    Great practice with very professional staff. Dr Nandra and his team always put my family at ease about trips to... read more - 7/23/2019
  • mark atkins
    phoned 9.30 saturday morning with dental emergency the lady on the phone was so helpful and understanding she got me... read more - 8/12/2019
  • Kate Emmerson
    Very happy with my dentist. I have been going for several years now and feel reassured by their professional... read more - 3/14/2020
  • Suki Virdi
    I came to the practice a couple of weeks ago for the first time. The staff were very professional and... read more - 7/26/2019
  • Dav Seehra
    The team at Rock House are very friendly and professional.
    The dentists take time and care in their work and...
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    - 8/17/2018
  • Scott Edge
    Friendly and professional staff make going to the dentist feel as relaxing as it can be!
    I went private after not...
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    - 4/12/2023
  • Ammo LG
    A great and friendly service.
    Really impressed with everything about Rock Dental.
    Keep up the good work. Would highly recommend to anyone
    - 4/03/2017
  • Alan Mayor
    My first visit was an emergency appointment, I spoke to them on the phone at 10:30 and I had been... read more - 2/16/2019
  • Samantha H
    Another excellent experience. Dr Nandra, Dawn and the team are always friendly and professional and make a potentially nerve wracking... read more - 5/08/2019
  • Katie Wood
    positive review  First appointment at the rock house dental practice today. Would recommend them -especially for someone who is either nervous ... read more - 10/26/2021
  • Karena Hampl
    Went to This dentist today for an emergency appointment. Exceptional from receptionist to dentist. There’s no one more nervous about... read more - 1/28/2019
  • teaguey11
    I visited recently to have my wisdom teeth removed, the procedure was quick and comfortable. The practice is extremely... read more - 7/19/2019
  • Keith Dipple
    Highly professional yet with a great balance of a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere. My first treatment here was smooth... read more - 9/10/2019

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