Here at Allen Dentistry, we recommend that you come in every 6 months for a dental exam. Working on your oral health every day is the best way to maintain good oral and overall health.
Whether this is your first dental appointment in a while or if you are looking for a new dentist in Allen, TX, our team can make you feel comfortable. Our priority is your oral health. So, what can you expect?
During the dental exam, Dr. Justin Nylander will look at your gums, mouth, and teeth. We will look for potential and current abnormalities, like cavities and gum disease. Many times, patients only feel a dental problem when it has developed into a severe problem. For example, most root canals begin as cavities, which can easily be fixed with a dental filling. However, if left untreated, the cavity can deepen into the middle and inner layer of your tooth, where your nerves are located, causing severe pain. Preventative dentistry and treating dental concerns early is the best way to maintain good oral and overall health.
We will also talk about your oral health goals. This can be to restore and maintain good oral health, to pursue cosmetic dentistry treatment, or both. After our initial discussion, one of the dental assistants may take you for a routine dental x-ray. Dental x-rays help us look at the bone below your gums. With this, they can monitor bone loss from periodontal disease, where your previous filings are located, and more. Contrary to popular belief, the x-ray does not admit more radiation than a microwave, thus not putting your overall health at risk.
During each regular dental exam, we conduct an oral cancer screening. During this exam, the team will check your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer. We will also look for any signs of gum disease. During each regular examination, we check your gums and the bone around your teeth and look for any signs of periodontal disease.