Preparing for Your Dental Examination
There are steps you can take to make your dental appointment run more smoothly. For your first dental examination, be prepared to provide your dentist with your dental history and full medical history, including any illnesses not directly related to the mouth.
• You'll also be asked to list your medications, Please try to arrive for your appointment five minutes ealry to complete your paper work.
• Tell your dentist if you're pregnant, as X-rays and some dental treatments are not recommended during pregnancy (if you are pregnant, dental examinations are still necessary).
Dental examination's are used to check the overall health of your mouth, including your teeth, gums and jawbone.
It's recommended you have a dental examination every six months.
Keeping your mouth healthy may actually decrease the risk of developing major medical problems, including heart disease and stroke.
Dental Examination - Your dentist will conduct a visual examination not only to check for current dental problems but also to determine your risk for future dental conditions.
X-Rays - are used to look for dental problems not visible to the naked eye.
During your dental examination, your dentist will look for abnormalities in the soft tissues of your mouth and may examine the areas surrounding your jaw to check for symptoms of oral cancer. If your dentist finds a reason for concern, he or she may perform a biopsy of the area. Once your dental examination is complete, the dentist will make a diagnosis and explore your treatment options with you. If needed, you may be referred to a specialist. If no problems are detected, we will recommend that you schedule your next six-month examination appointment.