A complete oral exam, or comprehensive dental exam, is your start to great dental care. Get familiar with your current oral health and learn how to improve it. Your appointment will include:
– Dental examination
– Facial and jaw joint examination
– Oral cancer screening
– Periodontal examination
Your appointment may also include X-rays to further understand your oral health condition. These X-rays detect teeth development, cavities, abscess, and bone loss. Identifying issues early on prevents more costly dental work. Not every patient will need X-rays but they are helpful and may be suggested. Also, mouth impressions could be part of your comprehensive dental exam. Patients that have a misalignment, need mouth guards, and teeth whitening trays may need them.
What should I expect during my complete oral exam?
Aside from the examination, we will ask questions regarding your current dental care, medical history, and diet. These questions help us to determine the best solutions for your dental
treatment. Every patient has different needs and we want to customize treatment for the
best results. Your exam is an opportunity to discuss with us any concerns or questions.
How often are dental X-rays taken?
Dental X-rays are usually taken annually. However, some patients may need X-rays every 6 months.
How often should I have a comprehensive dental exam?
We recommend having an exam every six months along with your dental cleanings. Routine maintenance helps avoid expensive dental work in the future. Also, we will speak to you about proper dental care such as brushing and flossing techniques. Our goal is to improve your oral health. These examinations provide us with the opportunity.
Has it been six months or longer? Contact our dental office in Quincy, MA. Know your oral health condition today. Call (617) 328-5060 or book your appointment online!