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A comprehensive dental check-up is recommended annually for adults, regardless of whether the patients have all their teeth, miss a few or are completely toothless. The examination is particularly important before any mouth surgery in order to avoid complications.
During this examination, the specialist inspects the following: teeth, gums, inside of the cheeks, lips, lymph nodes under the jaw and soft tissues of the throat. To assess the overall condition of each of these elements and identify any anomaly or disease, the specialist uses some instruments, X-rays and/or photographs.
During the oral health check-up, a dental hygienist is able to provide advice so that patients can maintain or even improve their oral health in order to keep their teeth and their gums free of diseases.
It is recommended to have a perfect oral health before starting an implantology treatment. The specialist may suggest corrective measures to the patient prior to the insertion of the implants. These will resolve certain conditions or prevent their aggravation. These conditions may interfere with a good healing following the surgical procedure or even undermine its success.
With the information collected during the dental examination, the specialist can then recommend the use of dental implants or not, taking into account the existing contraindications.