Like other physical examination, an oral exam helps your entire body’s overall health. Oral checkup, if done regularly, prevents bigger issues. Gum diseases and infections don’t just affect your mouth. A disease in one area of the body affects the system or the organs. Gum disease has linked to some serious ailments such as cardiovascular disease, dementia, and diabetes.
Here’s what to expect during oral examination: The dentist will examine your oral hygiene and overall health, finding risks for gum or bone disease, tooth decay and root decay. They will check to see if you need tooth repair or tooth replacement. Next, the dentist will examine your jaw for chewing or biting problems. They will show you proper teeth cleaning methods in order to eliminate any deposits or stains and then later on evaluate your need of fluoride. If necessary, they will take dental x-rays and other diagnostic procedures.
If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health, don’t hesitate to call or visit us. We are available for all your dental needs. Schedule an appointment now and we will help you feel at ease about your oral exam.