Chalkwell Dental Practice
1 Old Leigh Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1LB

Check-ups

Dental check-ups and hygienist services in Leigh-on-Sea

Monitoring a patient’s oral health at regular intervals, usually every six months, is essential for the prevention or early treatment of dental problems. Providing that they are detected early enough, most problems can be treated with relatively minor procedures, such as a filling. However, leaving longer gaps between visits may lead to more extensive and invasive procedures becoming necessary. This is why it really is important to prioritise your dental visits.

What happens during a dental examination?

At Chalkwell Dental Practice, we strive to make patient visits as comfortable and relaxed as possible. If you are especially nervous about seeing a dentist, please let us know and you can be assured that we will do all that we can to help put you at ease.

Our friendly dental team has many years of experience treating patients, including those who suffer with dental anxiety. We will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth in order to detect any signs of potential problems.

Can I be sure any problems will be detected?

Years of training and experience means that problems can be diagnosed quickly and accurately. Providing that regular oral health checks have been carried out previously at our dental practice in Leigh-on-Sea, hopefully most problems can be addressed with minor treatment.

Modern x-rays equipment allows us to detect not only problems on the surface area and inside the teeth, but also below the gum-line. This is especially important for the detection of root canal infections and other issues which may not be immediately apparent to the naked eye.

What if I do need dental treatment?

Your examination and subsequent diagnosis will determine the treatment that is required to restore your teeth to good health. With diligent home oral health care and regular checks here with us, any treatment will hopefully be minor.

You can be assured that you will be in good hands here at Chalkwell Dental and should any treatment be needed, we always try to follow “minimally invasive” procedures to retain as much of the natural tooth as possible.

Please remember, having a dental check up on a regular basis not only means that any treatment you need will be minimised, but can also save you money too. Dental problems that are ignored in the hope that they will go away, unfortunately rarely do. Eventually, the
problems tend to become more serious and painful, resulting in more extensive treatment, along with the possibility of increased cost.

To keep your oral health on track, please arrange your dental check-up here in Leigh-on-Sea by calling Chalkwell Dental Practice on 01702 475065.