Complete Dental Checkups
Comprehensive dental examinations allow our oral care specialists to stay on top of your general dental health and to look out for any potential problems or issues that may be affecting you. Generally, we advise patients to visit us twice a year for a thorough dental checkup.
Our complete dental checkups are comprised of a professional teeth cleaning, digital X-rays (if necessary) and an oral cancer screening.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Prophylaxis, or a teeth cleaning, is a deep total cleanse of the entire mouth, including all teeth and gums. Using specialized tools, our hygienists remove any hardened plaque that has accumulated upon the surface of one’s teeth, as well as below the gum line. Next, the teeth are cleansed and polished in order to eliminate surface stains and any plaque that still remains. By doing this, we can ensure cleanliness in all areas of the mouth and provide the patient with a sense of complete oral freshness. We also use this opportunity to examine the patient for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease.
Digital X-rays allow our experts to instantly examine the hidden areas of one’s mouth for any potential problems or issues. At our practice, X-rays are taken using top-of-the-line digital radiography devices in order to obtain the best possible understanding of the symptoms that may be affecting the patient and their oral structures.
Oral Cancer Screenings
A thorough examination for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer is one of the most important parts of a complete dental checkup. Catching cancer in its earliest stages provides the patient with the best possible options in terms of treatment. Our oral health specialists examine the lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and oral tissues for any abnormalities. A biopsy will be arranged as quickly as possible in the event that anything noteworthy is discovered.
We invite you to schedule your next complete dental checkup with Dental American Group. Please call us at (786) 320-7554 to schedule your appointment.