Our team at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry will help you every step of the way when you come visiting to have a dental exam performed on you. Our experts are highly skilled and have a great deal of experience, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands with us.
Dental exams form part of routine dental care that you should be undergoing at least once every six months. You will be taken through a discussion about your diet, food choices and your general oral hygiene habits. Our experts will train you about the proper brushing and flossing techniques and offer advice regarding what you should and should not eat.
Our dental hygienists will help to ensure that your teeth and mouth remain clean and healthy by cleaning your mouth and teeth thoroughly. A dental exam may be performed by either a hygienist or one of our dentists.
What is the Procedure
While performing a dental exam on you, the hygienist or dentist will first clean your teeth and check to see if there may be issues like gum disease or cavities. Next, our hygienist will go further and try to evaluate if you have any risk of acquiring oral health-related problems. Other types of checks that may also be performed on you include; face, check, neck, and your mouth. We have a team of expert dentists who are always ready to help our clients get the best dental exams.
While it is not common for us to perform digital radiographs during exams, it might sometimes be decided that an x-ray is necessary. This will be discussed with you at the time if it is deemed necessary.
What Else to Expect During a Dental Exam
Another topic that our hygienist may discuss with you regarding a dental exam is your lifestyle choices that may directly be affecting your oral health. Any cosmetic improvements that may be ideal for your teeth can also be discussed with you. Our intention is not only to get your teeth clean during your visit, but also to help make sure your teeth remain healthy and clean for months afterward. This will help to prevent serious problems from developing in the future.
Everyone can go for oral cancer screening. The aim is to detect the cancer signs early when it is easy to treat and cure them. Some people have higher risks of contracting oral cancer though. Hereditary issues of oral cancer, alcohol abuse, and tobacco use might increase a person’s risk of getting oral cancer.
When to Have a Dental Exam
There is no definite schedule that has been drawn for people to have dental exams. However, this is something that is often left at the discretion of Dr. Kurt Gibson. When you visit us, Dr. Kurt Gibson will talk to you about your check-up and suggest a rough date for when your next exam with us should be booked. If we have performed any other procedures on you, then a check-up with us may be needed sooner to make sure things are going smoothly.
If you would like to know more about dental exams, please reach out to us at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry at (336) 283-2593 today. We are always happy to help clients however we are able to, so we look forward to hearing from you soon.