Your dentist will examine your mouth carefully to diagnose the cause of your pain or condition. You may need one of these common treatments.
When you book at one of our dental practices for a check-up or treatment, you want to get to the bottom of it quickly. That’s understandable. It’s useful to think ahead about what your dentist will need to know to diagnose and treat you.
Generally your dentist will ask you about your medical history and then thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, throat, sinuses, ears, nose and neck. You may also need an x-ray, depending on what your dentist suspects might be the cause of your problem.
Your dentist will ask you some questions about your teeth and any pain you may have, such as:
- Are you experiencing any pain?
- How severe is the pain?
- Where do you feel the pain?
- What is your normal dental routine?
- What is your diet like?
- What is your lifestyle like?
- Are you experiencing any extra stress?
- Do you suffer from anxiety?
Think about your answers to these questions before your appointment. Being prepared can speed up the diagnosis.