A comprehensive dental exam is a thorough examination of the mouth that includes an evaluation of all surfaces and tissues. Our general dentists perform comprehensive examinations to detect any abnormalities or problems, such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. Our dentists may also take x-rays during the exam to see areas hidden from view, such as in between the teeth or under the gums.
Did You Know?
The American Dental Association recommends having a comprehensive dental exam at least once every six months. Doing so can help to prevent common dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need a comprehensive dental exam?
Yes! Everyone can benefit from a comprehensive dental exam, regardless of age or current level of oral health. Comprehensive dental exams are important because they can detect potential problems early on and prevent them from getting worse. If it has been longer than six months since your last dental exam, schedule an appointment with our Flushing, Queens dentist at New York Dental Solutions today.
What can I expect when receiving a comprehensive dental exam at New York Dental Solutions?
You can expect our dentist at New York Dental Solutions to check the health of your teeth, gums, soft tissue, and surrounding bone during a comprehensive dental exam. They will use a dental explorer probe and dental mirror to check for signs of tooth decay, and they may also measure the depth of your gum pockets. If you are a new patient, you can also expect to have dental x-rays taken so they can evaluate the underlying bone structure. Finally, you will be able to discuss any questions or concerns you are having regarding oral health.
What can I expect after having a comprehensive dental exam?
After having a comprehensive dental exam, you can expect to have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist. In some cases, our dentist may also make treatment recommendations based on their findings. Dental treatments may be performed after your exam or scheduled for another time.