Why do I need a dental exam?
The dental exam is critical for your overall dental health. We not only clean your teeth, but we can detect potential problem areas and correct any should they arise.
What happens during my exam?
If this is your first time returning to the dentist after a lengthy absence, we will take time to ask you about your overall health and other basic medical questions. Typically, our hygienists will start the visit by examining your teeth to look for potential problem areas. Most likely, we will conduct an x-ray so that we can check for potential issues that might exist within the tooth and jawline.
After the x-ray is completed, we will clean your teeth by removing plaque, and giving you a fluoride rinse. Lastly, our dentist may make additional recommendations based on what the exam discovers.
If you have cavities, we may order a filling during the same examination. If the problem requires more in-depth care, we might need to schedule a follow-up visit.
What kinds of issues can you find?
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Tooth damage
- Root canals
- Infections in gums and jawline
How often do I need an exam?
For optimal dental health, we recommend an exam every six months.