Dental Exams and X-Rays
When you're visiting your Marysville WA dentist, we want to share the importance of keeping up with routine dental exams and cleanings to maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums. Not only that, but you'll lift a lot of weight off your shoulders as you avoid the financial costs that are associated with large treatment plans in the future. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends scheduling and visiting your dentist twice a year for people of all ages, no matter if you're a child or a senior citizen. With this consistency, many dental problems can be identified in their early stages and properly and effectively treated.
How it's done
Your Marysville dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth visually with the help of dental equipment like mirrors, assorted dental tools, and high-intensity lights so they can identify any dental or oral issues. We'll be looking for cracked and decayed teeth, as well review other important items such as:
- Medical History: We'll assess how any new medical conditions or illnesses that you're experiencing may affect your oral and dental health.
- Examination of Tooth Decay: We'll check for any cracked or decayed teeth that could continue to negatively affect your smile.
- Oral Cancer Screening: Your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues and gums will be thoroughly checked for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer.
- Examination of Existing Restorations: Current fillings, crowns, and other restorations are checked to be sure they're in good order and they're being well-maintained.
Additionally, we'll also be taking x-rays to reveal any other hidden problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. Anything below the gums is properly examined with the help of x-rays. Ask us about your x-rays and how often they're needed since every patient varies in their examinations.