Dental One Associates of Pikesville
25 Hooks Lane, Suite 212, Pikesville, MD 21208

Quick Guide to General Dentistry Examinations

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Most general dentistry experts recommend having a dental exam and cleaning twice every year. If you have diabetes, poor immune function, or a history of gum disease, you may need to see your dentist more frequently. During a dental exam, your dentist can check for early signs of tooth decay and gum disease that occur long before obvious symptoms develop. When treated in the earliest stages, these problems are more easily resolved. Here are a few more details about the typical dental exam.

The Comprehensive General Dentistry Exam

A comprehensive dental exam not only checks for cavities and gum disease but also analyzes your mouth, head, jaw, and neck. Your dentist may recommend a comprehensive exam if you are a new patient, or you haven’t seen a dental provider in a long time. If it is warranted, your dentist may order X-rays to obtain more detailed images of your teeth and jaw. Here are a few more things you can expect:

  • Your head, neck, salivary glands, and lymph nodes will be manually examined for signs of inflammation and tenderness.
  • Your dentist will determine if your teeth and jaw meet together properly.
  • Gums will be evaluated for periodontal disease.
  • Your dentist will look for lesions on the soft tissues inside your mouth including your lips, tongue, cheeks, and throat.
  • Your jaw function and temporomandibular joint health will be assessed.
  • Existing dental work such as crowns, fillings, dentures, and bridges will be checked for stability.

Employing Family Dental Pikesville Resources
Family dental Pikesville resources can be found on the Internet, in phone books, and, best of all, through recommendations from family and friends. If you’re foggy about when you had your last dental exam, find a great local dentist and make an appointment today.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Pikesville, call Dental One Associates of Pikesville today at (443) 898-1231 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pikesville. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Pikesville, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Pikesville.

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