IMPORTANT: Aimed at the general public, the Bücco Guide is a general educational guide. Its content presents some of the most common dental practices. However, there are many approaches and philosophies in dentistry and your dentist / specialist will be able to advise you on what he believes to be the most appropriate for your oral health. Do not hesitate to consult a dentist / specialist for more information.
The first appointment at the clinic
You don’t seem to have any dental emergencies or pain, but you want to make an appointment for a dental check-up? In general, the first appointment has two well-defined parts:
This first appointment allows the dentist to assess your oral health.
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Selection of the clinic
The selection criteria differ from one person to another. People often choose a clinic for the following reasons:
The orientation of the dental clinic
There are two main approaches:
One is no better than the other. The clinic’s approach reflects the convictions and values of the practicing dentist. Two dentists with different approaches will arrive at the same diagnosis, but depending on the approach, the choice or timing of treatment may differ.
For example: For a patient with 4 cavities (3 slightly affected teeth on one surface and the 4th on two surfaces), a more conservative dentist could recommend filling the 4th cavity and monitor the progress of others before proceeding, while a preventive approach dentist could recommend filling all 4 teeth before the cavities damage the teeth too much.
Regardless of the approach, the dentist must:
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Asepsis, the fight against germs at the dentist’s
Cavities (Tooth Decay)
Oral Hygiene and Prevention
Dental Amalgam Fillings
Permanent Dentition (Adult Teeth)
HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)
Root Canal Treatment
Composite Resin Restoration (White Filling)