Dental Exams

In oral health, prevention is undeniably the best strategy. Dental exams serve as essential checkpoints, allowing your dentist to detect and address potential issues before they escalate.

What Are Dental Exams?

Dental exams are comprehensive assessments performed by dental professionals to evaluate your oral health. They go beyond just checking for cavities, encompassing a thorough examination of your gums, teeth, jaw, and overall oral structures.

What Happens During a Dental Exam?

  • Visual Inspection: This is an examination of teeth, gums, and overall oral structures.
  • X-rays: Dentists capture detailed images to assess areas not visible to the naked eye.
  • Bite Assessment: They also rvaluate the alignment and functionality of your bite.
  • Medical History Review: This is to discuss any relevant changes or concerns in your health.
  • Treatment Recommendations: Your dentist will provide guidance on necessary treatments or preventive measures.

How Long Do Dental Exams Take?  

The duration of a dental exam can vary, but on average, it typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour. The complexity of the exam, the presence of any existing conditions, and additional procedures, if needed, can influence the time required.

Do I Need to Prepare Before a Dental Exam?

There's usually no special preparation needed before a dental exam. However, it's helpful to provide your dentist with any relevant medical history or changes in your oral health. Being honest about your oral care habits, diet, and any discomfort you may be experiencing ensures a more accurate assessment.  

Ready for Your Dental Exam in Coral Gables Dentistry?

Prioritize your oral health with regular dental exams. Detecting and addressing issues early can save you from potential discomfort and more extensive treatments in the future. If you haven't had a dental exam recently, schedule one today for a proactive approach to your oral well-being.


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