Stop Problems Before They Start with South Park Dental Exams
Many people don’t know that your teeth and mouth are often the first parts of your body to show signs of a serious health problem. In fact, dentists are often the first medical professionals to diagnose life-threatening issues like cancer or heart disease. The bottom line? By scheduling a dental check-up in South Park, you’re taking care of far more than just your oral health—you’re taking care of your total health, from head to toe.
What Happens During a Dental Exam?
If you are nervous about an upcoming dental appointment, knowing what to expect may help reduce some of your anxiety. Below is the process we follow when we conduct a dental exam.
- Your South Park dentist will examine your mouth visually, using dental equipment such as mouth mirrors, dental picks, and high intensity lights. They will mainly look for cracked and decayed teeth.
- Your dentist will examine your gums and bones for signs of periodontal (gum) disease.
- The dentist will review your medical history with you. If you have had a dental exam with us before, they will ask if any new medical conditions or medications have affected you recently.
- Your dentist will perform a brief oral cancer screening, by gently examining the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums.
- Finally, your dentist will examine your existing restorations, such as fillings, crowns, and implants, to make sure they are stable and in good working order.
Our Dental X-Rays Services
During your dental exam, we will also take dental X-Rays which can help show us cracks or damage invisible to the naked eye. Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-Ray technology, which is faster and provides clearer imaging than traditional X-Rays. Digital X-Rays also produce 90% less radiation than film X-Rays.