DIAGNOSTIC EXAMINATION

Leveraging advanced diagnostic technology and a commitment to thoroughness, we ensure a focused and effective approach with tailored care plans.

This was the best experience I ever had at a dentist. The reason for my visit was a broken tooth which already had an inlay. My expectations were exceeded as it was all fixed perfectly in ONE single session. The staff was really friendly and professional.

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Thank you Dr. Rita Nel and your team for the great experience and quality service I received.
I am pleased with your professional and personable service.
Your associate dentist is the first dentist who paused to ask me if anything hurt and it was the first time I had totally pain-free dentistry.
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Excellent professional service for a family that was dead scared of a dentist. Dr Zander is so accommodating even play your favourite music during the appointment. Also have to mention the technology they use are absolutely the newest and great experience overall

Petrie / What Clinic

Comprehensive Dental Examination

The appointment will take between 45 to 90 minutes, and includes the following:

Panorex

  • A Panorex is a type of x-ray that shows the whole mouth including both jaws, the teeth and sinuses.
  • This enables the dentist to identify cysts, tumours, gum disease and decay.
  • It is helpful for planning implants.
  • It takes about 15 seconds.
  • It is recommended to be done every 3 – 5 years.

Full mouth x-rays

  • This provides a comprehensive look at every tooth.
  • It shows individual teeth in detail.
  • It is recommended to be done every 3 – 6 years.

Colour photos

  • Colour photos enable the dentist to look at the superficial detail on each tooth’s surface.
  • The dentist is able to show you the detail of problems on each and every tooth.
  • These photographs are displayed on a big screen TV in the treatment room. It enables you to understand your dental problems and discuss possible treatment.

Professional cleaning

  • Good oral health starts with good oral hygiene.
  • Plaque is a soft white substance that develops daily between all the teeth, the tongue and on the gums. Once it calcifies in the presence of saliva, is it known as tartar, which is a hard substance that has to be removed professionally.
  • Dental plaque is a film of bacteria and fungi. If not removed, it causes gum disease (bleeding gums) and decay.
  • Gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular and respiratory disease and diabetes.
  • The dentist will remove the plaque and tartar using ultrasonic and hand instruments. The process will then be finished by polishing with a special prophylactic paste or the air polisher.
  • Lastly, fluoride mouth wash will be applied to restore the tooth’s protective surface.
  • You will recieve oral hygiene instructions with a free soft Curaprox toothbrush.
  • Flossing techniques will also be demonstrated.
  • We recommend three-monthly oral hygiene appointments when the doctors will monitor your use of toothbrush and flossing (and mini check-up.

Informed Decision Making

  • After all of the above, the doctor will be able to make recommendations and provide a full treatment plan, which will be discussed in-depth.
  • This extensive diagnostic examination will enable you to make an informed decision regarding your treatment.
  • A customised treatment plan, including a breakdown of costs for any recommended future treatments, will be provided.

 

Limited oral consultation

  • This is indicated when a patient has a specific problem or would like a second opinion.
  • We start by taking Panorex images or an xray or colour photos. This gives our dentists a lot of information about the patient’s needs.
  • Fixed fee for consultation applies as we advice the patient on the journey forward.
  • We will always advise to rather opt for a full consultation.