Just like a regular physical exam, a regular oral exam not only helps keep your mouth in good health, but it also contributes to your overall health. The regular oral exam ensures that emerging dental problems are addressed before they become a more significant dental health issue.
Those more significant dental problems—infections and gum disease—don’t just impact your mouth. Your body is the sum of its parts, and disease in one area typically affects other organs and/or systems. Studies have linked gum disease with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and more.
An oral exam includes close inspection of the soft tissue (gums and lining of the mouth, lips, face and tongue) and hard tissue ( your teeth and bone). A soft tissue exam can help detect gum disease and oral cancer, and the hard tissue exam, which includes radiographs (x-rays), diagnose the need for fillings, root canals, orthodontics, and other treatments.
Our experience helps us provide you with a thorough professional exam. Every time you visit our office, we take special care to:
•Keep you comfortable
•Attend to any immediate issues you may have
•Answer all your questions
•Explain any procedures
•Teach you how to keep your mouth healthy
You’ll be impressed with the quality of our services and the caring of our staff.