Southside Dental Care - NHS Edinburgh Dentist - Private Registration
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Southside Dental Care New Patient Assessment
Maintaining your oral health is more than just treating dental problems as they occur. 

At Southside Dental Care we believe prevention is key and the most successful way to prevent is to monitor through regular check-ups. 

A Southside Dental Care New Patient Assessment is a more thorough and detailed examination than a routine check-up, which allows us to determine your needs and to evaluate and plan for your long-term oral health care. Our goal is to make you sure you enjoy a happy, healthy beautiful smile.
A Southside Dental Care New Patient Assessment is an essential component in Preventive Dentistry. The Assessment or exam is usually carried out in your initial visit to the practice and by examining every aspect of your oral health, aims to provide a baseline that we use to lay the groundwork for any future recommendations and treatment plans.
Before your exam, you will be asked about your medical & dental history, any current or previous complaints and what your smile goals are – healthier, whiter, straighter?
Southside Dental Care New Patient Assessment includes:
Tooth by Tooth Exam – each tooth is examined for chips or cracks that may potentially cause pain. We will check existing fillings and restorations for any weakening. We will analyze the condition of your tooth enamel and determine whether your teeth are at risk of developing cavities.

Periodontal Exam – we will examine the condition of your gums and determine if any disease is present. The early stages of gum disease (periodontal disease) are reversible, so identifying any problems early on will help us offer you treatment options aimed at maintaining your gum health. If left untreated, periodontal disease may result in tooth loss, along with a host of other oral and health conditions.

Oral Cancer Screening – an oral cancer screening is a quick and painless exam that can save your life. When detected and treated in the early stages, there is a higher chance of recovery. During our screening, we will examine the soft tissue in your mouth and ensure that you’re healthy and cancer-free. Early detection is the key to experiencing a fortunate outcome.

Bite Analysis – This is to determine the health of your occlusion (bite). A bad bite may result in conditions such as loose teeth, excessive tooth wear, or a painful condition known as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Correcting your occlusion will help treat these conditions and alleviate any symptoms associated with them, along with lowering your risk of developing potential problems.

Aesthetic Evaluation – We will evaluate your smile and consider any cosmetic dentistry services you may need including, restoring missing teeth, teeth whitening, correcting crooked or misaligned teeth and more. We are here to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming off.

Digital X-rays - There are many conditions and potential problems in areas that we can’t see during our comprehensive dental exam. Intra-oral X-rays will help identify and diagnose any areas of concern. We will be able to detect tooth decay, bone loss, cysts, or any other abnormalities. X-rays provide a wealth of information that we use to design preventative and restorative treatments.

Calcivis Screening - The CALCIVIS imaging system is brand new technology developed in Scotland, designed to transform preventive dentistry with a revolutionary new biotechnology-based approach. The CALCIVIS imaging System enables us to see if there are any early signs of decay that may not be visible with the naked eye. The first stage of decay is when minerals (such as calcium) is lost from the tooth surface – sometimes there is visible damage to the tooth, but sometimes there isn’t. The imaging device sprays a protein liquid on to the surface of the tooth. This protein reacts with any calcium being lost from the tooth and presents as a flash of light on the image. Early detection of calcium loss allows us to start a calcium healing programme to help prevent the need for a filling. The CALCIVIS imaging system enables us to see that which is not normally visible.

Price: £70
To book your initial appointment please call 0131 667 5656 and our reception team will be happy to help you. 

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