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

  • Fiona Berry

    I am a nervous patient. I cry through the exam let alone any treatment!! Today these lovely people got me... read more - 10/03/2018

  • 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

  • PAUL REEL

    I've been a patient here for 15 years and it's got better and better. Fantastic service from start to finish.... read more - 7/27/2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • JOHN WILLIAMSON

    My dentist merged with the Rock practice a short while ago, and then moved on, so I had only had... read more - 10/10/2019

  • Catherine Watkins

    positive review  Had to have an emergency appointment, followed up with an extraction. They were really accommodating and sympathetic, I got treatment... read more - 12/18/2020

  • 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

  • Bally D Chahal

    Really friendly atmosphere made me feel so welcome - 7/07/2017

  • Stephanie Barker

    I have been a patient here for nearly 10 years and it just gets better and better. A great dental... read more - 8/20/2018

  • James Crowter

    These guys have proved time and again for me that they care more, when I needed emergency care they performed... read more - 3/13/2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rosie Guru

    Best dental surgery I have used so far, from the approachable staff behind the desk to the highly skilled dentist... read more - 11/25/2018

  • William Powers

    I have been a patient of Dr Nandra for many years.
    Over this time the standard of care that I have...
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    - 1/23/2019

  • Ricky Nandra

    Highly recommended!!! The service from start to finish is impeccable topped off by a great team and experienced dentists to... read more - 7/19/2019

  • Kate Smith

    positive review  The team are really friendly and very professional. A big thank you to Emily Potts and India Leo for everything... read more - 9/17/2021

  • Simran Bhogal

    This practice has a very professional and relaxed feel about it. The treatment is carefully planned and executed. Overall very... read more - 8/13/2018

  • Peter Winfield

    I had used rock house for an emergency treatment and they seen me within an hour and managed to alleviate... read more - 12/11/2018

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