Dental Exams and X-rays

Regular dental exams and X-rays will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. To practice good oral hygiene and avoid more serious procedures, the Academy of General Dentistry recommends that you go in for a checkup every six months.

The Procedure

First, Dr. Azalea will visually examine your mouth with equipment, such as: mirrors, dental picks and lights. She will look for crevices and decay, both signs of cavities and gum disease. During your checkup, Dr. Azalea typically does the following:

  • Review your medical history–Health conditions such as diabetes can affect your teeth and gums.
  • Screen for oral cancer and possible gum disease–By checking your gums, tissue, bone around the teeth, tongue, throat and neck, Dr. Azalea will spot signs of dental problems.
  • Check up on existing restorations–Examining fillings, crowns or other restorations you already have in place can prevent their deterioration.
  • Perform an X-ray: X-rays display hidden dental problems in the teeth, bones and gums that cannot be viewed in a visual examination. Types of dental X-rays include: bitewing, panoramic and occlusal.
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