Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

It’s Exam Time – General Dentistry Facts about your Dental Exam

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If you’re familiar with general dentistry, you probably know that getting a dental exam is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth. During a typical exam, you’ll have your teeth cleaned, and your dentist will take X-rays and perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums. If you’re a new patient, your dentist may perform a more thorough checkup called a comprehensive evaluation. It includes an investigation of your entire mouth, head, and neck, plus a complete medical history.

Things You should Tell your Dentist

In order to get the most from your treatment, you must tell your dentist about important factors that affect your oral health. Be sure to mention the following things during your visit:

  • Any fear or anxiety you have pertaining to your dental health or treatment
  • Your dental health history
  • Any existing medical conditions
  • Problems with your gag reflex
  • All over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you’re taking
  • Any symptoms you are having such as pain, swelling, sensitivity, or lesions inside your mouth

Elements of the Comprehensive Exam

During a comprehensive exam, the following areas will likely be evaluated:

  • Clinical evaluation of all tooth surfaces
  • Salivary glands
  • Lymph nodes
  • Temporomandibular joints
  • Periodontal evaluation of gum tissues
  • Occlusion or bite assessment
  • Soft tissues of the face, lips, and cheeks

Your Treatment Plan

If your dentist detects any problems that require treatment, he or she will develop a treatment plan. Advanced conditions may require a referral to a specialist such as a periodontist or endodontist. Your dentist will share more details about any dental procedures you may need.

Let General Dentistry Save Your Smile; Contact Your Family Dental Atlanta Clinic

If you haven’t seen a dentist in months or years, you may be suffering from dental decay or gum disease that could progress if untreated. Save your smile, and reduce your future dental bills; call your family dental Atlanta clinic today to schedule a comprehensive dental exam.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Dunwoody.

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