Comprehensive Dental Exam Lexington MA
Complete a comprehensive dental exam to learn more about your oral health today. Aside from examining your teeth and gums, we will also check for:
- Damaged, missing, and decayed teeth
- Early signs of cavities
- Signs of gum disease
- Signs of bruxism or teeth grinding and clenching
- Face, neck, and jaw bones
- Previous dental work such as dental implants, bridges, crowns, and fillings
- Oral cancer
- Cysts or other abnormal growths
- Overall teeth position
- Measure gum pocket depth
A comprehensive dental exam may include dental X-rays to further understand your oral health. X-rays detect tooth decay, oral cysts, bone loss, tooth, and root positions. After reviewing our findings, we’ll recommend dental treatments that benefit your needs. We will also discuss relevant medical history and current medications. This information will determine if alternate procedures are needed.
How often do I need a comprehensive dental exam?
New patients will need a complete dental exam upon their first visit. While, existing patients will need one every 3 to 5 years depending on their needs.
Are dental X-rays required with a exam?
Dental X-rays are essential to the dental exam as they allow us to better understand your current oral health. X-rays are typically performed every 2 to 3 years depending on your dental needs.
What will be discussed during my exam?
After the dental exam, we will discuss your medical history and current medication to assure we recommend the best treatment options. Also, we will explain any findings and create an effective dental plan that benefits your needs. This visit is a great opportunity for you to learn about your dental health. Please, ask us questions and address any concerns you may have. Contact us. Our dental office is located in Lexington MA. We offer a variety of dental treatments to improve your oral health. Speak with our experienced and caring team today.