Dental exams are a key part of keeping your mouth and smile healthy. We recommend that you receive a dental exam every six months, as this will allow our dentist to monitor your oral health and ensure that any developing problems are diagnosed and treated promptly. Dental exams are often performed as part of your regular cleaning appointments.
A dental exam consists of our dentist checking your teeth and supporting oral structures for any signs of damaging dental conditions or diseases. Dental X-rays and iTero® digital scanning may be used to further evaluate your teeth and supporting structures and check for tooth decay or other developing problems. Our iTero digital scanner makes dental exams interactive. In as little as 60 seconds we can take a 3D image of your teeth, and our iTero scanner lets you see what our dentist can see. The stunning 3D images of your teeth and intuitive review tools will give you a better understanding of your oral health and possible treatment, showing you a comprehensive look at your oral health in minutes and helping you track its progress over time.
During the exam, our dentist will check for problems such as cavities, bone loss, oral cancer and periodontal disease. We also check for signs of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Have you been grinding your teeth? You’re not alone. At Carlston Dental Group we use technology that can show you a stunning, full-color 3D image of pressure points inside your mouth, for optimized care and protection of your smile.
We will review our findings with you so that you can understand the current state of your oral health. Our dentist and team may also make recommendations on ways to improve your at-home oral hygiene. If you require any treatment, we will discuss your treatment options with you so you can make a fully informed decision about your care. We are always happy to discuss any concerns that you may have; we want you to feel comfortable and confident in the care you are receiving.
If you experience a dental emergency, pain or injury, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible to make an appointment and receive treatment.
To schedule your dental exam and learn more, call our office today. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!