Skip to content

Port Moresby Dental Checkups and Exams

Promoting Healthy Smiles at Mills Dental Care

Port Moresby dental office

Regular checkups keep your smile bright and healthy!

Proper oral hygiene is the absolute best way to keep your smile bright and healthy. One important component of your oral hygiene care is regular visits to our dentists at Mills Dental Care. Your hygiene visit (or dental cleaning) at Mills Dental Care will be comfortable, easy and pain-free.

Your visit will include:

  • A thorough review of your medical and dental health history, so that we can understand your unique background.
  • Meeting with our dentist to discuss any problems or issues you may be experiencing.
  • A discussion of your goals for your smile and oral health. He will also complete an initial exam to assess the overall health of your gums and teeth. Digital X-rays may be taken if necessary.

In order to ensure the good health of your teeth and gums, by preventing cavities and gum disease, we recommend that you should schedule a check up and oral hygiene at least once in every six months.

Dental X-rays

Digital radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tool to ensure your good oral health. Our dentists use high-definition imaging technology including our in-house Cone Beam CT scan technology to look for hidden areas of tooth decay (cavities) and other parts of your mouth to identify and correctly diagnose pathologies.

Additionally, your dental X-rays and scans allow us to assess the condition of existing dental treatments, such as fillings, crowns, root canals and bridges. We also screen for possible bone loss due to periodontal disease and locate hidden tartar build-up.

In addition to diagnostics, dental X-rays and scans may be used to check for bone density as part of preparing for dental implants. This ensures adequate bone quality in order to support the implants.

With digital dental X-rays and scans, your dentist or other dental professionals are able to immediately see your teeth and jaw bones. This means that assessment and diagnosis is virtually instantaneous.

The Advancement of Digital Radiographs

Mills Dental Care uses digital dental X-rays, which have many benefits for our patients. Among some of the many benefits for you, are:

  • A reduction in the amount of radiation exposure
  • The elimination of chemicals and disposable films
  • Instantaneous ability to see the images on our in-room monitor
  • The ability to use colour contrast in viewing and manipulating the X-ray image, in order to see more detail.

Intra-Oral Camera

We look at your teeth from all angles.

We look at your teeth from all angles to provide the best treatment!

The intra-oral camera makes going to the dentist easier for both the patient and the dental health provider. Our dentists use intra-oral cameras which allow patients to be more involved in the examination process, which provides you with a greater sense of understanding and responsibility about your oral and dental health. Although a traditional visual inspection of the teeth may have sufficed in the past, technology has made it possible for dentists and patients to reap many more benefits from sharing the health exam.

Our intra-oral camera is not just a diagnostic tool, but it also serves as an educational one too. In the past, dentists have struggled to explain dental decay and other health problems to patients. Most people cannot see well into their own mouths, which leaves dentists to drawing diagrams or using props to attempt to explain what is going on in the mouth of their patients.

With the intra-oral camera, our patients see exactly what our dentists do, but on an in-clinic screen. If necessary, our Port Moresby dentists can pause on a particular tooth or area of the mouth to point out problems and explain possible treatment options. This also frees you to ask questions and become a part of the examination process. When we can point out specific places on the actual teeth that are decaying, you may have a better idea of how home hygiene practices and brushing techniques are affecting them.

Experience co-planning and assessing your own oral health needs alongside the dentists at Mills Dental Care. Contact us today to schedule your first visit with us.

Mills Dental Care | Port Moresby Dental Checkups & Exams | 675 3200600

Book Online Now