It is of the utmost importance to keep your oral and dental health in check. Preventive dentistry is essential for maintaining good oral health. For preventive dentistry to be effective, dental check-ups at regular intervals are required. Brushing and flossing are important habits, but they are not always sufficient to maintain exceptional dental health. Regular exams and professional dental cleanings are necessary to ensure you maintain a perfect smile. Our team at Wilson Dentistry provides effective dental exams for you to sustain proper oral health.
Importance of Dental Exams
Regular dental visits are beneficial for protecting not only your oral health but your complete general heath as well. Symptoms and indications of systemic health problems, like diabetes, leukemia, and rheumatoid arthritis, might be detected inside the mouth before any other symptoms appear. Exams are also helpful to identify the early onset of oral health issues. Examinations will enable our professionals to guide you to the best dental hygiene plan for your needs.
What Is Involved in a Dental Exam?
Dental examinations involve a few procedures. Our team will use visual assessment along with other diagnostic methods to inspect the teeth, gums, and tissues of the mouth. Such exams also facilitate in identifying tooth or root decay. Cavities might be detected. During the exam we will check for plaque and tartar on the teeth. A special instrument is used to measure the distance between the gums and teeth. In case of healthy gums, the depth is generally shallow. With the presence of gum disease, the depth between your teeth and gums may widen. Further evaluation is carried out to determine the need for any tooth replacement or restoration. In the case of bridges and dentures, the fittings are examined, and the patient is informed of any problems or adjustments that may need to be made. Our professional team will also look at your tongue, throat, and neck for any potential problems, including oral cancer.
X-rays provide professionals with detailed images of your mouth and teeth to ensure everything looks as it should and to diagnose problems that are otherwise not identifiable during an exam. Digital radiography is becoming more popular. The image is almost immediately available and can be seen on a computer screen.
Recommendation for Dental Impression
Dental impressions enable dental professionals to produce replicas of your teeth. Impressions might be recommended for one or both the jaws. This is helpful for constructing mouthguards and bleaching trays.
At the end of your dental examination, our team will discuss your oral and dental health with you. We will also inform you of any risks, and suggest preventive measures and treatments to protect and improve your dental health.
How Often Must You get a Dental Exam?
It is generally advised that you get a dental check-up and exam at least twice annually, with professional dental cleanings every six months. However, this could be different for you, as every patient has different needs.
We are invested in improving and protecting the oral health of our patients. Contact Wilson Dentistry at (346) 340-5440 for further information or to make an appointment for your next dental exam.