After this, they will palpate your jaw and throat to check for any lumps.
SCREENING FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Throughout your cleaning and oral health exam, your dental team will assess the health of your gums. They will measure the depths of your gum pockets and also look at the condition of your gums to check for periodontal (gum) disease. If diagnosed early, the first stage of gum disease (gingivitis) can be addressed with a scaling and root planing treatment. However, if gingivitis turns into the next stage, periodontitis, you may require oral surgery. This is one of the many reasons why you should get regular dental exams, so you can avoid invasive and expensive procedures.
REVIEWING YOUR RESULTS
Once your exam and cleaning are finished, your dentist will discuss your results. Hopefully, you will get a fantastic report and you can schedule your next visit. However, if your dentist finds a problem, like a cavity, gum disease, or oral cancer, they will discuss your treatment options. As soon as you and your dentist have selected a treatment plan, you can schedule your procedure.
COME IN FOR YOUR NEXT ORAL HEALTH EXAMINATION
Make sure your smile is healthy by scheduling regular dental exams by your dentist in Cary, NC. Going to your dentist at least once a year for an oral health exam can help you find and treat problems early so you avoid pain as well as invasive and expensive procedures. If you’re avoiding the dentist because of dental fears and anxieties, contact our office in Cary, NC and speak to our team. DentalWorks – Cary Crossroads offers different sedation methods to keep you calm and comfortable during your dental exam so you can get the attention you need.