Comprehensive Dental Exams
Your oral health is not just about maintaining a beautiful smile but gums and teeth are a vital part of your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to serious health conditions, including strokes, type 2 diabetes, pregnancy issues, and more. A proper periodontal or dental issue identification can…..any that need treatment. The quicker we can catch a potential oral health issue, the faster we can offer treatment, protecting your health and saving you time, pain, and money in the long run.
- Review and update your medical history
- Perform a thorough gum pocket check - 6 points per tooth
- Take all necessary digital X-rays
- Perform comprehensive scaling and polishing
- Review and update oral hygiene instruction
- Check for TMJ and bite problems
You’ll save money.
Some people think going for a regular check-up is an unnecessary expense, but it’s really just the opposite. The earlier a condition is spotted and treated, the better. In fact, a regular check-up can save you hundreds of dollars in procedures that would otherwise be unnecessary if a condition is treated immediately, before it gets worse.
Your dental history is recorded.
When you have a regular dentist that you go to each time for check-ups and for all the procedures that you need for your teeth, your history is recorded – all your extractions, fillings, and conditions (such as gingivitis and others). Having a dental history is important especially if you have a condition that needs to be treated, so going to the same dentist or at least the same dental office over a period of time is also beneficial.
Your oral hygiene and dental health improves.
A lot of people take oral health for granted, but going to a regular check-up will help you because your dentist can recommend certain practices that can improve your oral hygiene. Your dentist can help pinpoint aspects of your oral health that need improvement, and, when you maintain regular check-ups, you also tend to be more conscious and proactive in taking care of your teeth.