Colorado Springs Dental Office Provides Dental Exams & X-Rays
During your routine visits to our Colorado Springs dental office, we highly recommend a thorough exam and x-rays from our team. With these regular visits, you're maintaining long-lasting, healthy teeth and gums, as well as minimizing the risks of dental issues for your smile. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends biannual checkups for patients of all ages. No matter if you're younger or older, your dental health should always be a priority! Not only that, by maintaining these regular visits, you're likely to catch any problems in their early stages and create the necessary treatment plan with our team.
How Your Dental Exams & X-Rays are Performed
When you walk back to the exam room, Dr. Wonnacott will sit you down and examine your mouth visually with the help of dental equipment such as mirrors, dental picks, and high intensity lights. He'll look out for any cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth, as well as any decay that could indicate a cavity or something more dramatic.
We'll also review other important items with you, such as:
• Medical History Review: We'll go over your medical history to assess how any new medical conditions or illnesses may affect your dental health currently and in the future.
• Examination of Tooth Decay: If there are any signs of tooth decay, this could mean that there is a cavity or further dental damage to your smile.
• Oral Cancer Screening: We perform these regularly during every appointment, where we'll examine your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
• Gum Disease Evaluation: Your gums, as well as the bones around your teeth, will be checked for any evidence of periodontal disease. This is important to address immediately to begin treatment.
• Examination of Existing Restorations: We'll look at any current fillings, crowns, and other restorations you have to make sure everything looks good and stable!
Next, we'll perform x-rays to take a look at your teeth beneath the surface. Since not everything can be seen with the naked eye, by yourself or a professional, x-rays are an essential step to examine your teeth to see if there is any infection in the root of your tooth or other warning signs we should be concerned about.
If you have any questions about your dental exam and x-rays, give our Colorado Springs dental office a call today at (719) 488-2222 and our team will happily assist you.