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What does a dental examination involve?

A dental examination is a comprehensive check-up of your teeth, gums, and mouth, conducted by a dental professional. This examination helps identify any potential problems with your oral health and helps your dentist determine what treatments or preventive measures may be necessary to maintain or improve your dental health.

Here’s what you can expect during a dental examination:

Medical history review: Your dentist will ask you about any medical conditions, allergies, or medications you are currently taking that may affect your oral health.

Visual examination: Your dentist will visually inspect your mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other issues. They may also check your bite and the alignment of your teeth.

X-rays: Your dentist may take X-rays of your teeth to get a better look at any potential issues that may not be visible during the visual examination.

Gum evaluation: Your dentist will measure the depth of the spaces between your gums and teeth to check for signs of gum disease.

Oral cancer screening: Your dentist will check for any signs of oral cancer, including lumps, bumps, or unusual patches in your mouth.

Cleaning: Your dentist or dental hygienist will recommend a thorough clean of your teeth, to remove any plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to decay and gum disease.

After your examination, your dentist will discuss any findings with you and recommend any necessary treatments or preventive measures. These may include regular cleanings, fillings, extractions, or other procedures to maintain or improve your oral health.

It’s important to schedule regular dental examinations to catch any potential issues early and prevent them from becoming more serious. Most dental professionals recommend scheduling a check-up every six months, but your dentist may recommend a more frequent schedule if you have specific oral health concerns or a history of dental problems.

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