Why Do We Need Dental Exams?

Posted by Peak City Dentistry on Apr 14 2022, 04:03 AM

Undergoing a dental examination is the best way to rule out dental diseases. An experienced dentist can help diagnose, treat and keep the mouth clean. Dental exams offer various benefits to the patients, a few of which have been provided below. 

Identifying Early Signs of Tooth Decay

Dental exams can identify early indications of tooth decay. For example, tooth decay can cause the tooth enamel to lose calcium, resulting in weakened enamel. As a result, the tooth is more susceptible to tooth decay. Dental exams allow your dentist to closely monitor tooth decay progression.

Oral Cancer Screening

During your exam, your dentist will check for signs of oral cancer. This typically involves a visual inspection of your mouth, face, and neck to look for sores, discoloration, lumps, and other abnormalities. A visual, oral cancer screening may be the only test you need, but your dentist may also recommend a cancer screening with a test called ViziLite.

Cavity Detection

An exam helps your dentist to identify cavities as early as possible. This allows them to repair cavities with the least invasive treatment possible. Early detection of cavities also means you can prevent further damage to your tooth.

Teeth Cleaning

During your dental exam, we check for tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. We also perform teeth cleanings, which remove plaque and tartar buildup that can cause cavities. Regular teeth cleanings prevent gum disease, too.

Evaluating Your Gums

Your gums can reveal a lot about your health, and by evaluating them, your dentist can identify any problems early.

Gum disease can progress silently without causing any pain or discomfort, so your dentist can identify it early. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and it can lead to gum recession, which exposes the roots of your teeth and makes them more sensitive.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays offer many benefits over traditional film-based X-rays. Because they use an electronic sensor, there is no film to develop or file away. Digital X-rays require less radiation, so they are a safer option if you are pregnant or have any underlying health issues. Digital X-rays are also immediately available for your dentist to review. In addition, digital images can be magnified or enhanced to see more detail, allowing your dentist to diagnose better and treat you.

Our team at Peak City Family Dentistry can offer you the best dental care in Apex, North Carolina. To schedule an appointment, call (919) 362-8797 or visit us at 200 W. Chatham St., Apex, NC 27502.

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