Full-mouth examinations

Comprehensive oral health assessment

Call us on (07) 3349 9334 for complete oral exams and customised solutions.

Full-mouth examinations

The first part of TC Dental Group’s Active Teeth Maintenance Program is the full-mouth examination. When you first visit us, our dentist or oral hygiene therapist will complete a comprehensive oral examination. This examination includes:

  • Comprehensive assessment: Our experienced dentist or oral hygiene therapist will conduct a thorough review of your recent medical and dental history. This helps us understand your unique needs and provide personalised care.
  • Diagnostic imaging: We utilise X-ray scans and intra-oral photos to gain valuable insights into your oral health. These images help identify underlying problems that may not be easily detectable..
  • Study models (if necessary): In some cases, we may use intral oral scanner to create precise study models to enhance our understanding of your dental structure and ensure accurate treatment planning.
  • Gum health evaluation: Your gum health is a critical aspect of your overall oral health. We will thoroughly evaluate your gum health to identify and address potential gum problems.
  • Teeth and tissue examination: We perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and soft tissues, identifying areas that require attention and any other areas of concern.
Full dental examinations

After completing the examination, our dentist or oral hygiene therapist will discuss their findings with you in a clear and understandable manner. We believe in collaboration, and together, we will create a customised treatment plan that aligns with your budget, preferences and needs.

We then arrange dental visits based on your specific needs. Depending on the complexity of your case, our dentist or hygienist may refer you to a specialist for additional treatment.

dental check ups

Upper Mt Gravatt comprehensive dental check-up

TC Dental Group is committed to providing you with exceptional dental care that is both informative and straightforward. Your journey to optimal oral health begins with our extensive full-mouth examination.

For more information about our Active Maintenance Program or to book an appointment, please reach out to our friendly receptionist on (07) 3349 9334.

Frequently asked questions

Do dental check-ups include cleaning?

Yes, dental check-ups typically include dental cleaning. During your dental check-up, our team will assess your oral health and professionally clean your teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and stains. Dental cleaning helps maintain dental hygiene and prevent potential problems.

How often should I have dental check-ups?

The frequency of dental check-ups may differ depending on individual needs and your oral health. In general, it’s recommended to have a dental check-up every six months. However, some individuals may need more frequent visits, particularly if they have specific dental problems. Our dentist will provide personalised guidance on how often you should have dental check-ups based on your unique circumstance.

How long does a dental check-up and cleaning take?

The duration of a dental check-up and cleaning can vary based on many factors, including the complexity of your oral health, the extent of cleaning needed, additional treatments required, and the dentist’s or hygienist’s approach. On average, a routine dental check-up and cleaning may take around 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Keep in mind that if you have specific dental issues or if it has been a while since your last check-up, the appointment may take longer.

Is a dental check-up covered by Medicare?

In Australia, dental check-ups are generally not covered by the standard Medicare system. However, some dental services are covered for specific groups, such as eligible children and concession card holders, through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and public dental programs. Private health insurance may also provide coverage for dental check-ups, depending on your policy.

When should a child have their first dental visit?

Typically, a child should have their first dental visit by their first birthday or six months after their first tooth appears, whichever comes first. Early dental visits help establish excellent oral hygiene habits and allow for early monitoring of oral and teeth development.