The dental examination is the most important part of the identification process related to treatments that happen at our dental office. At your initial examination, we will review your health history, identify any concerns you have about your oral health, update necessary x-rays, and conduct a thorough evaluation of the appearance of your smile, your bite, jaw joints, chewing muscles, condition of your teeth, gums and surrounding bone. We will also complete a cancer screening of your head, neck and mouth.
How Often Should You Have a Dental Examination?
A dental exam is an important part of your oral care routine. You should make a point to visit our dental office at least twice a year, so we can examine your teeth and gums to ensure they’re healthy.
At each appointment, we’ll discuss any issues that you have had since your last visit. And if this is your first visit with us, we’ll be sure to collect a thorough dental history from you to start a file in our office. Knowing what you already had completed in the past will help us plan treatments for the future, if the need arises.
For adults, twice a year is often enough to catch serious problems with your oral health. However, if you experience any pain or discomfort related to your teeth or mouth, contact our office at anytime to book an appointment. Don’t wait to deal with things that can be dealt with right away. We can help.
Prevention is Key
The main focus of a dental examination is to identify any issues that, while they might not be problems right now, could erupt into a dental emergency or long-term issue later on. We’ll examine your teeth and mouth for signs of infection, decay, discomfort, swelling, redness, pus, bleeding, and more. Plus, we’ll be able to talk to you about teeth alignment, crowding, spaces, and other issues that could cause problems down the road. Regular visits to our office will allow us to identify any issues that may be developing and prevent them from getting worse.
Call to Book a Check Up Today
We look forward to serving you at our dental office. Please call us at (405) 330–6020 to book an appointment with our dentist for a dental checkup and examination so that we can help you achieve a healthy, long-lasting smile.