Avoid dental emergencies and keep your teeth looking great and healthy with a regular dental exam and x-ray. With your every visit at Dentistry of Orlando, your dentist or dental hygienist will review your dental history and perform an oral exam to check your teeth and gums. We also examine existing dental fillings and crowns and make sure they’re still in good shape.
During your dental checkup, our oral hygienists can spot dental problems like gum disease and cavities, so we can help you proactively take care of them and avoid financial costs which you may incur for large treatment plans. It’s a great opportunity for you to ask our dentists any questions you may have about your oral health, as well as review some tips.
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A dental exam at Dentistry of Orlando, typically includes visually checking your mouth using mouth mirrors, dental explorers, and high intensity lights. A dentist or hygienist will look for any cracked and decayed teeth and review the following items:
The dentist will record any new medical conditions or illnesses and assess how they may affect your dental health.
The dentist will also examine and check any cracked or decayed teeth, failing restorations, and wear.
The face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, soft tissues, and gums will be checked for any signs of oral cancer.
Any periodontal disease will be checked through gum and bone evaluation.
Current fillings, crowns, and other restorations are made sure to be in good order.
Your dentist may perform a bitewing x-ray and/or a panographic x-ray to reveal any other hidden problems
More than checking cavities, regular checkups and x-rays at Dentistry of Orlando are a way to detect oral diseases, irritated gums, and other abnormalities. These checkups also put us in a better position to provide you with the right treatment to prevent dental problems or restore oral health. Here are other health benefits of dental checkups and xrays.
We have partnered with high-powered technology like Dentrix and Planmeca to provide exceptional patient care. Our teams now work smarter with Dentrix software that streamlines our workflow. Oral examinations and x-rays have also been easier to perform with Planmeca’s imaging device and other dental tools.
MORE ABOUT TEETH X-RAY AND DENTAL EXAMS
There are different types of dental x-rays and each one for a different purpose. The most common classifications are intraoral x-rays and extraoral x-rays.
Intraoral x-rays The most common types are bitewing, periapical, and occlusal. These detailed x-rays allow your dentists to find cavities that are not visible, check the health of the tooth root, bones surrounding teeth, cysts, and abscesses.
Extraoral x-raysThe different types of extraoral x-rays include panoramic x-rays, tomograms, cephalometric projections, sialography, and computed tomography. Extraoral x-rays are used to look for impacted teeth, monitor jaws, and identify problems between teeth and jaws and the temporomandibular joint and other bones in your face.
This is a common concern for many patients but dental x-rays only involve a minimal amount of radiation. At Dentistry of Orlando, we provide protections including a lead-line apron to cover portions of the body that may be exposed to x-rays.
We also do not recommend x-rays to just anyone and at any time. We only prescribe them when they are appropriate and necessary. We also utilize state-of-the-art technology to ensure that every procedure is safe.
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