Dental exams are a key part of keeping your mouth and smile healthy. We recommend that you receive a dental exam every six months, as this will allow our dental hygienist to monitor your oral health and ensure that any developing problems are diagnosed and treated promptly. Dental exams are often performed as part of your regular cleaning appointments.
A dental exam consists of our dental hygienist checking your teeth and supporting oral structures for any signs of damaging dental conditions or diseases. Dental X-rays may be used to further evaluate your teeth and supporting structures and check for tooth decay or other developing problems. During the exam, our dental hygienist will check for problems such as cavities, bone loss, oral cancer and periodontal disease.
We will review our findings with you so that you can understand the current state of your oral health. Our dental hygienist and team may also make recommendations on ways to improve your at-home oral hygiene. If you require any treatment, we will discuss your treatment options with you so you can make a fully informed decision about your care. We are always happy to discuss any concerns that you may have; we want you to feel comfortable and confident in the care you are receiving.
If you experience a dental emergency, pain or injury, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible to make an appointment and receive treatment.
To schedule your dental exam and learn more, call our office today. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!