Dental Exam Smyrna GA
Most of the patients who visit us at Reich Dental Center come for their routine dental exam.
Dental health problems may manifest silently without you knowing, by the time you catch them, they have worsened and are at a critical stage.
A consultation appointment with a dentist allows the professional to check the mouth and see what is going on.
At Reich Dental Center, our dentists spot problems that progress very slowly without showing any signs. We do dental exams routinely and during your other dental visits to our Smyrna, GA office.
How Often Should I Get a Dental Check?
The American Dental Association says that you should have your teeth and gums checked twice annually. These are known as scheduled routine visits and are intended to see that your oral health is not compromised.
One of our dentists will inspect the mouth, gums, and teeth.
Why Regular Dental Checkups Are Important
Besides spotting trouble early, a dentist does regular checkups in order to provide effective dental cleanings.
Regular checks of the mouth can reveal issues that would otherwise mask themselves until they have progressed to severe levels.
Getting routine checks allows you to prevent dental issues in the first place. Exams provide a line of defense against common dental concerns like cavities and gum infections.
What Is Included in a Comprehensive Dental Exam?
The dentist will inspect the mouth, looking for cavities, gum inflammation, decay, and even changes in the color of soft tissue.
Additionally, the dentist conducts a dental cleaning or prophylaxis, which involves scraping off tartar and removing plaque to avoid gum disease and cavities. During the cleaning, the dentist works the tooth surfaces from the top to the gumline.
We also utilize the latest in dental technology, such as digital x-rays, to see areas of the oral cavity that you or the dentist cannot see with the naked eye.
Dental x-rays can reveal issues like decay between teeth, tooth root infections or abscesses, and tiny cracking on teeth.
An oral cancer screening may also be included in your dental exam. Our dentist will look for signs of cancer such as lumps or growth inside the mouth, reddish or white patches in the mouth, and mouth or lip sores.
How Long Does a Dental Exam Take?
Your dental exam appointment will typically last 45 to 60 minutes.
However, for kids, exams and checkups can vary in appointment time.
Factors such as the patient's dental health, age, and frequency of routine exams can affect the duration of the appointment.
Schedule Your Dental Exam with Your Smyrna, GA Dentist Today!
If you have not received an exam lately or suspect signs of oral disease, visit Reich Dental Center for checkups. Call us at 770-435-5450 to set up an appointment.
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Reich Dental Center
Robin Reich, DDS | Stacey Wingad, DMD | Megan Reich Rihan, DMD
Kristin Cooney, DMD
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