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How Often Do We Need a More Frequent Review – Adults

November 12, 2018

There is no hard and fast rule to reviews. Everyone is different and each situation has its own factors to consider, including past history and personal general health.

Makes life interesting!

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  • Decay – some people have medical treatments that cause extremely dry mouth, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy. They have a very high chance of aggressive quick progressing decay needing close monitoring. Sometimes every 3 months for high fluoride treatment and treating decay early.
  • Periodontal disease – a person’s immune system plays a significant part with gum disease. In some people if the teeth are not reviewed regularly, bone loss can be progress at a fast pace. Often, every 3 months, but sometimes, even more frequent.
  • Implants – once the implant is placed into the bone, the review is usually, at least, 6 months in the upper jaw but occasionally less time in the lower jaw, sometimes 4 months.
  • Bone graft – is often used before an implant is placed, especially after a tooth was removed. The wait time is at least 3 months.
  • Root Canal Therapy – after a root canal treatment to ensure the infection at the root tip is healing, by taking x-rays to check for bone healing. Usually six months to a year.
  • Soft Tissue Lesions – one to two weeks most lesions heal, if not, then further investigations will be needed.
  • Post-op after surgery – usually one week to check for healing.
Impacted wisdom tooth
  • Watching eruption of wisdom teeth – every 3 to 6 months.
  • Gastric reflux – if the reflux is severe then monthly, otherwise 3 monthly.
  • Dry mouth – every 3 months in a very dry mouth for fluoride treatment and cleaning
  • Compromised medical conditions – in uncontrolled diabetes, every 3 months, for a scale and clean, to control the periodontal disease. Heart disease can be worsened, through an unhygienic mouth! Best be getting it cleaned! Often, every 3 months.
  • Jaw Joint Problems – to begin with, weekly for bite corrections & adjustments of occlusal splint therapy.
  • Post-Op assessment – after treatment, to check on resolution of sensitivity, usually one to 2 weeks, sometimes 1-2 days correct bite issues.

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