What Is Involved In A Dental Exam?
Having a dental exam every 6 months helps you to keep those confident and beautiful smiles, so it is vital to establish a great relationship with a dental professional that you trust. The typical dental exam includes the following tests:
Your dentist will use X-rays to check for any oral abnormalities, including decay, tumors, cysts or bone loss.
During your regular visits, the dentist will use these opportunities to check for any early signs of oral cancer. Our offices perform an extensive Head & neck soft tissue and oral cancer exam on every patient. Additionally, we utilize a Visalite Oral cancer screening using a special light and rinses to detect hidden oral lesions.
Gum disease detection
Dental exams are also used to check and treat for any periodontal diseases.
Tooth decay inspection
Your dentist inspects all of your teeth for any warning signs of cavities and decay during these visits. Our office was a pioneer in utilizing, non-invasive, laser DIAGNODENT decay detection. This innovative technology allows us to monitor decay activity and gauge it’s progression and depth, saving unnecessary fillings.
Patients will have their tooth fillings, crowns and any other previous dental work checked during these periodic visits.
Finally your dentist will use specialized equipment to thoroughly clean your entire mouth.