Dental Checkups

A very important part of dental health is your dental checkup. The standard recommendation is to visit your dentist twice a year for examinations and cleanings. During the check-up, we will analyze your teeth and gums for signs of cavities, gingivitis, and other health problems.

Reasons for a dental check-up include:

  • Looking for issues that you may not see or feel
  • Dealing with other oral health problems
  • Seeking early indications of decay

During your check-up, we will also inspect the skin and soft tissue inside your mouth. X-rays will be taken to indicate decay or wear and previous treatments – fillings, crowns, implants – will also be checked and evaluated. We will be sure to look at:

  • Tiny cracks or fractures
  • Early indications of gum disease
  • Early signs of oral cancer
  • Signs of other oral disease that may directly impact your general health
  • Fillings, crowns, and other restorations that are not in good shape and need repair
  • Root cavities or cavities that trigger the gums to recede or pull away from the teeth
  • Wisdom teeth that are caught in the gums and may need to be extracted

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