1. Oral Cancer Screening:
This important examination helps dentists detect early signs of oral cancer, a potentially life-threatening condition.
2. Periodontal Disease Evaluation:
During this exam, the dentist will check for any signs of periodontal disease, an infection that can lead to tooth loss, and other serious consequences if not treated promptly.
3. Cavity Detection and Repair:
The dentist will assess existing cavities as well as any potential new ones, then repair or fill them if needed.
4. Teeth Cleaning:
Routine teeth cleaning is necessary to keep plaque and tartar buildup at bay and ensure healthy gums.
X-rays can help dentists detect potential new problems, such as impacted teeth or cysts.
6. Fluoride Treatment:
Fluoride treatment helps strengthen teeth and prevents cavities from forming.
7. Oral Hygiene Instructions:
An important part of the exam is providing information on proper oral hygiene practices to help keep teeth and gums healthy.
8. Nutritional Counseling:
The dentist may also provide nutritional counseling services to ensure that you are getting the nutrients your body needs for optimal dental health.