The Importance of Your Regular Dental Exam
At your first visit, your Smile Well team will perform a comprehensive exam to establish a baseline for your oral health. At your regular checkup or exam, your hygienist and dentist will complete the following to maximize your care:
X-rays will be taken and examined for diagnostic purposes. Radiographs are critical to detect tooth decay, tumours, cysts, bone loss and to show placement of teeth and their root positions.
Oral Cancer Screening
Examination includes checking all areas of your face and neck, including tongue, throat, tissues and gums for any signs of tissue or lymph node changes.
Periodontal Disease Evaluation
Your gums and the bone around your teeth will be examined for signs of gum disease.
Tooth Decay Detection
Through the use of specialized dental instruments, the surfaces of all your teeth will be examined for tooth decay and cavities.
Examination of Dental Restorations
Any previous dental work, procedures or treatment you have had done will be checked to ensure it remains viable.