During a dental exam, the dentist will provide a thorough inspection of your mouth. Dental exams are necessary to diagnose cavities, gum diseases, tooth and jaw pain, infections, oral cancer, and tooth function issues. A dental exam once every six months is recommended for both adults and children. After diagnosis, the dentist will talk you through a customized treatment plan to maximize your oral health.
What is a dental cleaning?
Basic dental cleaning is a preventative procedure that involves using dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis.
Are oral x-rays required?
Dental exams usually include oral x-rays as well. They are an important diagnostic tool used to get a better view of the teeth, roots, jawbone, and other underlying tissues. X-rays are used to help find cavities, find sources of pain and infection, monitor bone levels, and find oral pathology.
To schedule a consultation and cleaning with Dr. Lewis, please call our office at (702) 649-6859.