Here are some of the steps an emergency dental appointment will cover:

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A detailed analysis of your oral health history to determine any risk factors that you might have.

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A thorough examination of the outside of your mouth, head and neck by observation and touch.

3.

A thorough internal examination of your mouth, including the inside of your cheeks and under your tongue.

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A handheld scanning device may also be used to examine any lumps or lesions that you might have.

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Any inconclusive findings will be referred to a specialist consultant.

It is recommended that you come in for a screening on a yearly basis. If you have any sores, lumps or long-term ulcers in your mouth, no matter how small, it is very important that you come in to have it looked at. Because smoking is strongly linked with many forms of cancer and other dental problems, we always encourage our patients to quit smoking. An excellent source of information is the Mouth Cancer Foundation if you require any further information.

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