Red Hill Dental Check-up & Clean
Protect your teeth and gums with Preventive Dentistry
Dr Henry at Red Hill Dental in Paddington is committed to provide patients with comprehensive care to look after your teeth long-term.
At Red Hill Dental, we offer every aspect of preventive dentistry. A professional check-up and clean involves full dental consultation, examination, scale and clean, x-rays and fluoride treatment.
We also believe in educating our patients, so that you may take control and look after the health of your smile at home.
Dr Henry has the skills and experience to keep all the delicate structures in your mouth healthy and functional. When you come in to see the team for your regular check-up and cleaning they will perform a thorough examination of not only your teeth but all the surrounding tissue and bone.
It is important to pay attention to your gums, as gum disease affects most adults at some point in their life. Gum disease is linked to an increased risk of heart conditions, arthritis and many other diseases. Gum disease also weakens the bone that supports your teeth, and the damage can often be permanent and irreversible. It is therefore very important for early detection of gum disease, as it helps to avoid any costly treatment to restore the damage.
Check-up & Clean Procedures
During your examination appointment Dr Henry will check on any old fillings or crowns you may have for any structural damage that may cause you problems in the future. He will also evaluate your jaws to assess the join may be affecting your bite. Dr Henry will evaluation each tooth to identify if any infection, cracks or decay is present. He will also recommend a set of diagnostic x-rays to ensure the inner structures of your teeth and jaw where we cannot see are healthy and infection free.
A professional cleaning allows the Red Hill Dental team to clean your teeth and gums with special instruments where your toothbrush can not reach. It is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Sometimes patients may need more regular professional cleaning if they have gum problems or high decay rate.
Your health is our top priority. We will also check your mouth during the examination for any signs of oral cancer. Dr Henry is trained to identify early warning signs that are commonly missed or misdiagnosed.
The plaque that is left behind after brushing hardens and turns into calculus. This can harden and irritates your teeth and gums. Our hygienist Kylie will carefully remove the calculus and give you some instructions on how you can help reduce the build up at home.
The information we gather during your Check-up & Clean includes:
Medical and dental history
Dental needs and wants – what is your expectation
Assessment of jaw joint, muscles and functions such as biting habits
Digital x-rays for dental examination
Gum condition and oral hygiene assessment
Oral cancer check
Teeth whitening consultation (if applicable)
Health Fund item codes for a Check-up & Clean include:
Scale and clean (114) or removal of plaque (111)
Fluoride treatment (121)
Digital imaging (072, 073)
Removal of Plaques and Calculus
A routine, six-monthly check-up & clean helps maintain a healthy oral condition and gives you a better, brighter smile.
X-rays are an important part of your dental check-up. They allow the dentist to see in between the teeth and under the gum line. X-rays give a more accurate diagnosis and help our dentists to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
At Red Hill Dental, we use digital x-rays instead of the traditional film x-ray system. Digital x-rays are safer, as the dosage of the radiation is significantly lower.