Prevention is the best philosophy

In the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown restriction, many people have been putting off seeking out the aid of their dentist in North Geelong. It is often said that prevention is the best course of treatment when it comes to all things dental, and that patients ought to be able to relax about their oral health, knowing they are doing all they can to keep their teeth as healthy as they can be. That being said, it is also the case that a number of people out there have been refraining from seeking out the help of their dentist, despite needing the care they can provide. As such, whilst prevention is the best philosophy in keeping patient’s teeth healthy, recognising when to seek out the care they need is just as important in maintaining a good level of oral care.

What can a dentist in North Geelong do for me?

As restrictions slowly ease and life is starting to return to some semblance of normal, more and more people are beginning to seek out the much needed help of their dentist in North Geelong. Most trusted, quality providers of dental care are beginning to open their practices up to those who most need it, to provide them with a range of dental solutions and procedures – on a limited basis – to make sure they get the care they need.

By working tirelessly to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic, dental practices in North Geelong aim to be one of the most shielded places that patients can visit outside of their homes. In order to achieve this, certain measures have to be maintained to protect the health of the patient and practitioners. These include wearing face coverings and maintaining social distancing where possible.

Undergoing a comprehensive dental exam

As there are many people in the Victoria area who may not have visited their dental practice for some time throughout recent lockdown measures, it is possible to undergo a comprehensive medical examination from certain dental practices. This examination is undoubtedly the best way for patients to ensure their dental care is up to standard and identify any indicators that further treatment may be required. Examinations of this nature aim to be fully comprehensive and typically include a thorough examination of the patient’s tooth and gum health, as well as the interior of their mouths.

These examinations also typically involve the dentists taking a series of photographs and x-rays of the patient’s dental makeup so they can make further, more extensive examinations. These examinations are the best form of treatment for anyone who is concerned about their overall dental health but is unsure of which areas specifically they require to be treated. By having a dental professional thoroughly examine their oral wellbeing they can identify if any signs of periodontal (gum) disease are evident or if any further dental procedures are necessary. With this information the practitioner and patient can then formulate a custom-made treatment plan which is tailored to meet their specific dental needs, within a calm and controlled environment.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.