One of the most important elements of caring for your oral health is scheduling routine examinations and check-ups with your dentist. These exams are critical tools when it comes to early detection of various oral health concerns, diagnosing gum disease and other dental issues, and ensuring your smile stays happy and healthy.
At Gonzales Dental, we offer convenient dental exams and check-ups for patients of all ages in Gonzales and the surrounding areas. At our welcoming and relaxing office, we help patients get the information they need to make empowered decisions about their oral health. Our comprehensive exams include a consultation, during which time we can listen to any concerns you may have and provide professional recommendations based on our findings.
Whether it’s been a while since you last went to the dentist, you are good at keeping up with your appointments but feel like something is “off,” or you’re experiencing a dental emergency, Gonzales Dental can help. Reach out to us today to speak to a friendly member of our staff about scheduling an appointment.
Call (830) 971-0268 or contact us online to get started.
During your check-up, our dental professionals will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, as well as any crowns, fillings, bridges, or other dental work you have had done. The purpose of the examination is to assess your oral health and identify any minor issues before they have the chance to develop into bigger problems.
While we customize our check-ups for each individual patient, many examinations include:
- A brief initial consultation
- Diagnostic x-rays (if needed)
- Routine teeth cleaning
- A quick teeth check-up
- Full examination of the gums, palette, and throat
- Oral cancer screening
At the conclusion of the exam, your dentist or oral health professional will provide recommendations based on your current oral health, as well as tips for improving your oral hygiene (if necessary). During this time, you should feel free to ask any questions you may have or bring up any concerns, such as pain or sensitivity, excessive bleeding, gum tenderness, proper brushing and flossing techniques, dental product recommendations, and more.
The goal of routine dental examinations is to ensure your optimal oral health. These appointments are for you and should serve as opportunities for you to obtain pertinent information about your overall wellbeing. If your dentist recommends a procedure, do not hesitate to ask any questions you have about the procedure, including its potential pros and cons, how you can prepare, and what to expect from the recovery process. The Gonzales Dental team is here to help you feel comfortable and confident, as well as provide the tools you need to achieve your healthiest smile yet.
What Are the Benefits of Regular Dental Exams?
There are countless benefits to receiving routine dental check-ups. Some of these include:
- Early detection and diagnosis of various oral health conditions
- Help prevent cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and other concerns
- Remove plaque and tartar buildup to reduce the risk of related oral health problems
- Obtain information related to various dental procedures, such as tooth extractions
- Receive tips for proper at-home oral hygiene and periodontal maintenance
- Discuss methods with your dentist for optimizing your oral health and wellbeing
- Save money by avoiding future restorative dentistry services
At Gonzales Dental, we offer routine dental exams and check-ups for adults and children of all ages, including children coming in for their first dentist visit. We take pride in developing meaningful, lasting relationships with our patients and are happy to address any concerns you may have.
How Often Should You Have Dental Check-Ups?
We recommend that you schedule at least two dental check-ups each year, six months apart. This is the minimum amount recommended for optimal oral health. However, some patients may require more frequent check-ups and examinations.
The number of dental check-ups you should have each year depends on a variety of factors, including your current health level, your dental goals, and whether or not you have or are at risk of developing any oral health conditions, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and others. The best way to set a dental examination schedule that meets your needs is to talk to your dentist.
At Gonzales Dental, we can help you develop a customized dental examination and check-up schedule based on your unique needs, goals, and concerns. We are also happy to share more information about our payment plan options, as well as insurance coverage we accept.
Schedule your appointment today by calling us at (830) 971-0268 or by contacting us online using our secure submission form.
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