This is usually the first service provided to you at Method Dental - unless of course, you have an urgent issue which needs to be addressed first.
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Gum disease Assessment
- Tooth wear/cracking Assessment
- Tooth Decay Assessment
- Orthodontic Assessment
- Cosmetic Assessment
- Jaw Joint (TMJ) Assessment
- Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Assessment
At the end of your Comprehensive Oral Examination you will be given a summary of your overall oral health, what issues you are facing, your risk of developing further problems and easy to follow instructions on how to prevent future dental problems.
OPG x-rays are used to assess your jaw joint, your top and bottom jaw bones, all of your teeth including wisdom teeth and to get a general assessment of your oral health. OPGs require a larger dose of radiation which is equivalent the amount of radiation you are exposed to during an overseas flight of a few hours.
If you’ve had x-rays recently at another practice, rest assured that we will always endeavour to retrieve copies of those x-rays, rather than taking new ones and exposing you to more radiation. Each case is different though, so please talk to us about the need for x-rays in your particular situation.