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Along with dental cleanings, regular dental exams play a vital role in your oral health. These exams allow our dentists to monitor your oral health and ensure you receive the care you need.

What Happens During a Dental Exam?

During a typical dental exam, our dentists or hygienists will perform several essential tasks to assess and care for your teeth and gums. These tasks include:

  • Oral Examination: Our dentists will begin by inspecting your mouth, teeth and gums visually. They will check for signs of cavities, gum disease or any abnormalities.
  • X-rays: In some cases, X-rays may be taken to get a more detailed view of your teeth and jaw. X-rays can reveal issues that may not be visible during a visual examination, such as hidden cavities, impacted teeth or bone loss.
  • Cleaning: Our dental hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth. This involves removing plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. They will also floss between your teeth and provide tips on proper oral hygiene practices.
  • Gum Evaluation: Your gums will be examined for signs of gum disease, such as redness, swelling or bleeding. Early detection of gum disease is crucial to prevent it from progressing to a more severe stage.
  • Oral Cancer Screening: Our dentists will include an oral cancer screening as part of the exam. They will check for any unusual lumps, bumps or sores in your mouth or on your tongue.

Why Are Regular Dental Exams Important?

Regular dental exams play a vital role in maintaining not just your oral health but your overall wellbeing.

  • Preventative Care: Dental exams help catch dental issues early. Detecting problems like cavities or gum disease in their initial stages can prevent them from becoming more severe and costly to treat.
  • Oral Cancer Detection: Oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Regular oral cancer screenings during dental exams increase the chances of early detection and successful treatment.
  • Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums: Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Our dentists and hygienists can also provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices tailored to your needs.
  • Overall Health Connection: Research has shown a link between oral health and various systemic conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Regular dental exams can contribute to your overall health by identifying potential risk factors and providing preventive care.

Schedule Your Appointment

Contact Park Central Dental today at 214-340-9696 to learn more about the benefits of dental exams in Dallas, Texas, and make an appointment with Dr. Mazin Nakhleh, Dr. Laura Fisher or Dr. Shohreh Sharifi.