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Dental Examinations

Posted on 7/10/2023 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
Dental ExaminationsProfessional cleaning is one of the procedures conducted by dentists during routine examinations. This is performed to eliminate tartar and plaque from the teeth. Tartar is calcified plaque that develops when plaque adheres to tooth surfaces over extended periods and cannot be eradicated by mere brushing and flossing. In addition to giving your teeth a yellowish hue over time, it functions as a breeding ground for acid-producing bacteria. During the cleaning, tartar will be removed from tooth surfaces using a metal instrument. After cleaning, the dentist will floss and polish the teeth. Regular dental cleanings are essential for maintaining healthy, attractive teeth free of cavities.

Visual examination

A dental examination also includes an essential ocular assessment. During the process, the dentist will thoroughly examine the teeth, looking for indicators of dental problems. The significance of early identification cannot be fully emphasized, as it is relatively easier to treat oral problems in their early stages. Depending on the dentist's findings, you may require further treatments during your visit.

Oral cancer detection

Oral cancer is a fatal disease that is treatable if diagnosed early. Most likely, your dentist will be the first medical practitioner to notice the symptoms of this malignancy. The dentist will inspect the neck, mouth, and face for possible anomalies.

Fluoride therapy

During the examination, the dentist will determine your fluoride requirements. You might get a fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay. For up to six months, fluoride prevents tooth decay. The dentist might suggest other preventative measures like fluoride varnish or dental sealants.

Bite examination

The dentist will also examine your jaw and the alignment of your teeth. A dentist may take X-rays or an impression of the patient's teeth to understand better what is happening beneath the gums. Any bite problems found will be recommended suitable solutions by the dentist. Please visit our medical centers today for safe, quality, and convenient dental examination procedures.

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