Believe it or not, a simple checkup is one of the best means of preventing serious dental health issues. Even when everything appears satisfactory, early detection plays a significant role in maintaining optimal oral health and preventing the need for complex treatments down the road.
What Is A Dental Checkup?
A dental checkup typically accompanies a dental cleaning. During this portion of your visit, the dentist and team may:
- Take Digital X-rays for quick, comfortable imaging that uploads immediately to a computer for easy display and office-to-office communication
- Take Digital Panorex for comfortable, efficient panoramic imaging that also uploads instantly – this removes the need for film and developing
- Take images of the lining of your mouth so you can see what we are looking at while we examine your mouth.
What Are the Benefits?
Early detection of problems related to your dental heath have the advantage of saving you time, money and the need for more comprehensive dental care. Additionally, in cases of severe problems, such as oral cancer, early detection through regular checkups promotes the greatest treatment success rate.
Do You Make A Good Candidate for Dental Checkups?
Whether you have all of your natural teeth, wear dental prosthetics, or are missing most or all of your teeth, a checkup is beneficial. The tissues in your mouth, including your teeth, gums, and even the lining of your cheeks, are susceptible to changes that a dental expert can help assess as benign or evidence of a more serious problem.