General Dentistry in Colchester

When you pay a visit to your dentist for a regular check-up in Colchester, you may have noticed that they seem to repeat the same procedures that you had at your last appointment. They will work their way around your mouth methodically, calling out strange numbers to their assistant, whilst they poke and pull at your teeth with a sharp tool, checking for any loose teeth or fillings. They will check the condition if your teeth and if they suspect anything, give you an x-ray. You may have the odd filling to stop tooth decay, and then, content with the fact that you are in full working order, they will then de-scale any plaque or tartar build up, give you a quick polish, and then send you on your way. This whole process is the essence of the main directives laid down in general dentistry. A dentist’s overriding rule is to find any problems in your mouth and then fix them. Every appointment you have allows them to build up a profile of your mouth, so that they can administer the correct treatment in the future and maintain good oral health in you, and other patients. These are the basics of dentistry. Of course, armed with all this information about you, also allows them to make professional judgements on more specialist procedures you may need such as cosmetic treatments like veneers, crowns, implants, braces or root canals. They may refer you elsewhere, along with your profile, so that you get the best possible treatment to keep you and your mouth healthy. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.