Regular dental exams are a crucial step that you must take to ensure the overall health of your mouth. We at Medhat Dental Excellence are your one-stop destination for comprehensive dental examinations. During a dental exam, we thoroughly examine your mouth to check for gum disease and the risk of developing any oral issues. We discuss your diet, lifestyle, and oral hygiene habits and suggest proper techniques to take care of your mouth.
What to Expect in an Oral Exam?
The dental examination begins with a simple cleaning process. During this process, we thoroughly clean and floss your teeth to get rid of any debris and plaque between your teeth and around your gum. During this process, we look for inflamed areas that might be a sign of oral diseases.
The next step involves taking an x-ray of your mouth. It allows us to assess detailed images of unexposed areas of your mouth. This makes it more efficient to diagnose a problem that is not visible during the cleaning and flossing process. While x-rays are not a part of every dental exam, based on your oral health, we will determine whether or not you need it.
Oral cancer screening is another important part of your dental exam. During this process, we look out for any signs of oral cancer. We check the side of your neck, inside your lips, and under your jaws for any lumps or abnormalities. Additionally, we also check inside your mouth for mouth sores, redness, or white patches.
After the examination, we will discuss the status of your oral health. If you have any indicators of oral issues, like tooth decay, inflammation, or gum disease, we will suggest treatments. Proper and timely treatments are needed to mitigate the effects of oral diseases on your overall health.
Preparing for an Oral Exam
If you are suffering from certain health issues such as cardiovascular diseases, immune system disorder, or have undergone recent surgery, etc. then you may have been prescribed some medications by your doctors. Be sure to list them down so our team will be fully informed as to your health condition. People are often apprehensive about taking a dental examination because they believe it will be painful. However, the whole procedure is quite simple, and there is no such risk involved. During the dental cleaning process, you might feel discomfort. The pain, if any, should be mild and bearable. Furthermore, radiation from x-rays is quite low, so you do not have to worry about radiation exposure.
Along with regular health exams, practicing healthy oral habits is equally important to ensure the overall health of your mouth. It is important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes. Make sure you use a soft-bristled brush and toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps in protecting the teeth against cavities and decay. And, replace the toothbrush every three months.
Furthermore, make sure to floss at least once a day. It removes plaque from between your teeth, preventing teeth and gum damages. A healthy diet is a vital factor that contributes to your oral health, so make it a point to avoid sugary or carbonated food items as much as possible.
Through and timely dental examination, can help in identifying risk factors in early stages and diminish the harmful repercussions by proper treatment. For more information, you can get in touch with us, Medhat Dental Excellence at (773) 774-4611 today.