Check-up & Consultation at Antalya Dental Hospital, Turkey

Check-up & Consultation: What Are They, Benefits and Cost

It’s time for your routine check-up.

Welcome to the Antalya Dental Hospital!

We are always excited to welcome new smiles through our doors.

Whether you’re planning to restart your oral care or you’re looking for a new dental practice that’s more convenient for you, we are here for you.

Regular check ups

A check-up, which involves a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, will prevent minor problems from becoming major ones. At Antalya Dental Hospital, we recommend six monthly check ups with your dentist, which when supported by a good at-home routine, will help to keep your mouth healthy.

Nowadays, a regular examination uses both modern technology and the dentist’s up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills, all in a virtually pain-free environment.

What happens during a check-up?

At each check-up, the dentist or dental hygienist will ask about any difficulties since your last visit. As you settle into the dental chair, a check-up, scaling and polishing takes place.

Check-up: Your dentist or dental hygienist will check for cavities and to see if there’s any plaque – that’s the clear, sticky layer of bacteria – or tartar on your teeth. Next, the dentist checks the gums, seeing if the spaces between your teeth and gums are shallow. Gum disease becomes apparent when the spaces become deeper. The dentist also checks the tongue, throat, face and neck, looking for any signs of trouble or swelling as well as detecting any signs that might indicate oral cancer.

Scale & polish: Plaque or tartar build-up needs to be removed, so the dentist or hygienist uses special instruments such as an ultrasonic scaler to painlessly knock loose any larger pieces of tartar, and provide deep cleaning above and below the gum line – all with a tickling vibration. Once all the surfaces are smooth, they are polished to remove stains from the teeth using a slow-speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins. Inside the cup is a polish comprised of an abrasive toothpaste-like material and fluoride – this powerful mix is spun around on the soon-to-be smooth and shiny teeth.

What can I expect on my first dental check-up?

  • Your first check-up will be 30 to 40 minutes long. For children, the visit usually takes between 20 to 30 minutes. Don’t forget to bring your Emirates ID or any other government-issued ID for your registration.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment. You will be asked to fill out a New Patient Form which tells your dentist about your medical history and other information that may affect your oral health.
  • Your dentist will begin by asking questions about your health and talk about any concerns you have regarding your teeth, gums, smile and overall oral health.
  • Your dentist will do a visual examination of your teeth, gums and soft tissues to check for signs of decay, gum disease, malocclusion (bite), and oral cancer. If necessary, we may take X-rays and photographs of your teeth.
  • After your exam, your dentist will discuss recommended treatments to address your needs. This is great opportunity for you to explore all your options, whether cosmetic, restorative or orthodontic, to maintain or improve your oral health.

What happens if I need a treatment?

We will address any of your concerns so that you can make an informed decision regarding any proposed treatment. We are here to give you the best advice, but we want you to take control of your treatment.

Your dentist will explain in detail what the treatment is for and will show you a breakdown of the cost. No treatment will be started without your consent, and it will be up to you to make a decision.

It’s all about you, don’t be afraid to ask.

This day is all about you and no matter what your current oral state is, we are here to make sure you get the smile you will love. Don’t be afraid to ask.

No judgment, that’s our promise!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Health

FAQs

Our FAQs are the most commonly-asked questions put to our Dental Helpline over the last year. If you have a question for us, you can ask our Dental Helpline by telephone or email. Alternatively, please take a look at our library of oral health information, which contains a wide range of oral health advice in an easy-to-understand Q&A format.

Does root canal treatment hurt?2022-02-06T19:46:27+03:00

No. Usually, a local anaesthetic is used and it should feel no different to having an ordinary filling done. There may be some tenderness afterwards but this should gradually get less over time.

What techniques can the practice use to help me?2022-02-06T20:55:08+03:00

This will depend on which techniques the practice is experienced in, and which you feel would help you most. Many practices offer several types of sedation, including inhalation (‘gas and air’) and intravenous (an injection). Other practices offer hypnosis and relaxation techniques. You would learn these techniques yourself, which would allow you to gain control over your feelings of distress or fear. You can also learn relaxation techniques from specialist teachers or at home. They can be very useful in controlling anxiety (see our information about ‘relaxation and sedation’).

Counselling is another way of dealing with feelings of anxiety. This is usually carried out by a member of the practice team, in a room away from the surgery. You would be encouraged to discuss your fears so that you can deal with them and overcome them.

I have been scared of the dentist for a long time – what is it like now?2022-02-06T20:51:40+03:00

Dental techniques have improved so much over the last few years that modern dental treatment can now be completely painless. Despite this, most people still feel a little nervous at the thought of going to the dentist. If you have not been to see a dentist for some time, you will probably find that things have improved a lot since your last visit. The general attitude is likely to be more relaxed, the dental techniques and safety procedures will be much better, and the equipment will be more up to date.

What problems should I be prepared for?2022-02-06T18:59:01+03:00

If part of the wisdom tooth has appeared through the gum and part of it is still covered, the gum may become sore and perhaps swollen. This is called ‘pericoronitis’. Bacteria and bits of food can collect under the gum edge, and it will be difficult to clean the area properly.

This is a temporary problem that can be dealt with by using mouthwashes, special cleaning methods and possibly antibiotics. If the problem keeps coming back, it may be better to have the tooth removed.

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