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!
Need more advice?
If you need free and impartial advice about your oral health, contact our Antalya Dental Hospital Helpline by email or call +90 242-999-1227 (local rate call in the Turkey).
Our Antalya Dental Hospital Helpline is completely confidential and has helped almost 20,000+ people. Contact our experts by telephone, email or online enquiry, Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 18:00.
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics.It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Health
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.
Why are my teeth stained?webpro2022-02-06T19:37:36+03:00
One of the effects of smoking is staining on the teeth due to the nicotine and tar in the tobacco. It can make your teeth yellow in a very short time, and heavy smokers often complain that their teeth are almost brown after years of smoking.
Why do my teeth decay?webpro2022-02-06T23:03:11+03:00
Decay happens when sugars in food and drinks react with the bacteria in plaque, forming acids. Every time you eat or drink anything containing sugars, these acids attack the teeth and start to soften and dissolve the enamel. The attacks can last for an hour after eating or drinking, before the natural salts in your saliva cause the enamel to ‘remineralise’ and harden again. It’s not just sugars that are harmful: other types of carbohydrate foods and drinks react with plaque and form acids. (These are the ‘fermentable’ carbohydrates: for example ‘hidden sugars’ in processed food, natural sugars like those in fruit and cooked starches).
Always check the ingredients. Generally anything with ‘ose’ in the name is a sugar, for example: sucrose, maltose and so on.
Having sugary or acidic snacks and drinks between meals can increase the risk of decay, because your teeth come under constant attack and do not have time to recover. It is therefore important not to keep having sugary snacks or sipping sugary drinks throughout the day.
How can it be treated?webpro2022-02-06T22:32:43+03:00
There are a number of treatments, including crowns, veneers and orthodontics (braces). Ask your dental team which treatment is most suitable for you. Ask for an estimate of the cost and a written treatment plan before you start.
How much will my cracked tooth treatment cost?webpro2022-02-06T22:39:04+03:00
The cost will vary depending on what treatment you need. There may be extra costs if there are complications and you need more treatment. Ask your dental team for a treatment plan and a written estimate before you start treatment.
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