Dental Examinations to Help Maintain Good Oral Health
When was the last time you went for a dental check-up? The answer to this question can help you assess your oral health and make important choices. Most people disregard dental exams due to their schedules, or because they do not think them important. Unfortunately, this only leads to serious dental problems, which causes great interruptions in their lives, not to mention the expensive cost of treating them. Luckily, this can be avoided by scheduling regular dental exams. At Dublin Family Dental, we offer comprehensive dental exams, which allow for the detection of dental problems, or potential risks of dental problems. As a result, we can offer you dental solutions to remedy the problem before it becomes too serious.
What Do Dental Exams Involve?
A dental exam involves assessing your oral health condition and checking for the signs of early dental problems. The exam can involve the following procedures:
||A physical examination - visual observation of your oral cavity - the teeth, gums, jaw, and other soft tissue. Touching, especially for the soft tissue, can also be involved, as that can let us feel different textures in your mouth.
||Dental imaging - the use of dental imaging techniques such as intraoral camera, dental x-rays, CT scans, and other appropriate technologies to provide a clear and more detailed picture of your oral cavity.
||Oral cancer screening to detect early signs of oral cancer
A dental exam can also involve simple dental procedures such as dental cleaning to get rid of plaque and tartar. Depending on the results, the exam can also be immediately followed by appropriate dental treatment - when dental issues are detected.
Benefits of Regular Dental Examinations
Most people only schedule dental appointments in times of emergency. However, this should not be the case. Instead, you should schedule regular dental exams, even if you think you are in perfect oral health. Doing so can offer you several benefits, top among them being the early detection of various dental problems. The early detection helps to reduce the risk of serious dental problems by allowing for treatment at the onset.
Dental exams also help to identify potential risks of dental problems. For example, it is possible to detect a risk of tooth decay and dental caries, even before these problems occur. This allows us, then, to offer you the appropriate preventive dental care.
How Often Should You Schedule Dental Exams?
Whether or not you are experiencing dental problems, it is recommended to have at least two every year. This helps to keep your oral health in check while preventing the development of possible dental problems. However, if you are experiencing any dental issues, more exams might be required to diagnose the problem and/or track its treatment progress.
Dental Exam Results
After completing a dental exam, it is time to issue results. We will provide you with a report of your oral health status. We will also inform you of areas of interest that you need to pay attention to, to avoid potential dental issues.
Are you in need of a dental exam? Dublin Family Dental can help you to get the answers you are looking for. Call us today at (925)833-0500 to schedule an appointment and take charge of your dental health.