About Our Oral Exams and X-Rays
If you want to keep your smile looking in great shape and avoid costly dental emergencies, you need to visit the dentist regularly for regular oral exams and dental X-rays.
We will perform your digital X-rays and review it before performing an oral exam to check the health of the teeth and gums, as well as examining dental restorations like fillings and crows of there are any to make sure they are in good shape. We can take proactive steps if we discover cavities or gum diseases with these regular dental checkups. It is also a great time for you to ask questions you may have about your oral health.
How Is The Oral Exam Performed?
Our oral exams typically involves examining the entire mouth, as part of a first-time visit or based on a 3 or 6 month period. We carry out several forms of oral exams which include:
- A comprehensive oral exam which is done for a first time patient seeing us for the first time, or if it’s been a long time since the last visit.
- The regular oral exam is a periodic oral exam or an update of information we already have of you. This is done for established patients who visit the office regularly. This evaluation may or may not require an x-ray depending on whether the patient is having pains or symptoms of a dental problem.
- A problem focused or limited examination is done to identify and diagnose symptoms such as swellings or pains in areas of the mouth. This examination may involve an X-ray or a just a visual evaluations. You will be asked questions relating to your symptoms.
- We will perform a follow-up evaluation in your next appointment to check for progress iin healing and determine the effectiveness of treatment therapy. If you are still experiencing pains or other symptoms, a new treatment plan may be
Pediatric Oral Exams for Children
At Oral Design Specialists, we recommend that starting from 12 months, bring your children over for oral exams and every 6 months after. Bringing the kids early and regularly is great to build their confidence and comfort when visiting the dentist. It also helps them build a trust and positive relationship with the dentist and staff. We have a serene and friendly environment which is doing the other half of what is required to make them feel welcome and comfortable with us.