At iSmile Studio, we’ve made ensuring your oral health is as simple as it can get. A comprehensive examination and hygiene treatment every six months will be able to detect and treat teeth and gum problems before they have a chance to develop.
During your full examination your dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and remove any tartar build-up, which can’t be removed by brushing and flossing. They will also check for signs of gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss, and then examine each tooth for cavities and broken fillings and that your teeth fit together perfectly when you bite.
We may also take detailed x-rays, this will allow our dental team to check for any problems that may be occurring below your gum line or jaw bone.
If it’s been a while since your last check-up, then don’t put it off any longer, schedule an appointment with the iSmile Studio team.
Around three Australians are diagnosed with oral cancer every day. While it may not be the most prevalent form of cancer, early diagnosis and treatment is essential.
During your oral exam, your iSmile Studio dentist will closely examine the inside of your mouth to check for abnormal looking red or white patches or mouth sores. They may also physically feel the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other anomalies.
It’s not unusual for people to have abnormal sores in their mouth, which can result from a range of sources. And the great majority are non-cancerous.
An oral exam cannot determine which sores are cancerous and which are not. So to be on the safe side, your iSmile Studio dentist may refer you for further tests to determine the cause of the abnormality. The only way to definitively determine whether you have oral cancer is via a biopsy where some cells are removed and sent to a pathology laboratory for testing.
Factors that can increase the risk of oral cancer include:
At iSmile Studio, we provide comprehensive examinations to detect and treat oral health problems in their early stage of development to minimise their effect on your oral and general health.
New technologies including diffuse light illumination, tissue auto-fluorescence, narrow band imaging and brush biopsy are utilised.
You can call us on (03) 9888 5677 to schedule your consultation. We are located at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.