Routine Dental Check-up
Routine dental check-ups are important as it allows the dentist to be able to detect problems early and help you maintain proper oral health.
At Raffles Medical in Ho Chi Minh, our routine dental checkups include the following:
- Teeth – Examined for decay, faulty fillings, cracks and wear.
- Gums – To ensure that they are healthy. Bleeding gums are signs of gum disease.
- Mouth – Bones, cheeks, tongue, palate and other parts of the mouth and face will be examined for any signs of diseases.
Dental X-ray examinations are an important part of the routine dental checkup as it can detect problems which may not be apparent during the clinical examination. An X-ray examination may reveal:
- Small areas of decay between the teeth
- Presence of periodontal (gum) disease
- Location of impacted teeth, eg wisdom teeth
- Infections in the bone
- Abscesses, cysts or tumours
- Developmental abnormalities
After the examination, our dentist will provide you with a treatment plan and discuss the implementation of the plan with its associated costs.
Apart from regular brushing and flossing of your teeth, it is essential to make routine, twice-a-year dental check-ups a priority because the mouth is a gateway to the rest of your body and good oral hygiene contributes to good overall health.