Routine Dental Exams

​Besides detecting dental problems per se, regular dental exams are important for detecting various kinds of diseases which may show symptoms in your mouth. These include heart disease, anemia, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, celiac disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. To detect any cancer, the dentist will feel along your gums and tongue, and the roof and floor of your mouth.
If you are a new patient, the dentist will ask you about any medical conditions you have, including what medications you take, or have you fill out that information on a form. It’s important to tell the dentist about any changes to this information during subsequent appointments.

Here are some of the things that a dentist or dental technician may do during a routine visit:

Here are some of the kinds of x-rays your dentist may take:

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