A comprehensive dental examination is the best way to assure a healthier life. A new smile can change your life, but it can also change your health.
When you schedule a comprehensive dental examination you can find out what is going on with your mouth. You can also find out if it is affecting your overall health and wellbeing.
Why a Comprehensive Dental Exam is So Important
A regular dental checkup doesn’t always include a cancer screening. When you call my dental practice for a comprehensive dental examination, an oral cancer screening is included in the visit.
What is a Comprehensive Dental Examination?
During your comprehensive dental examination with my dental clinic in Downtown Portland x-rays and digital pictures will be taken using 360 degree panoramic x-rays and intra oral cameras. This will detect any abnormalities. During the examination, I will also check your teeth for new cavities, your old restorations for damage and your gums for disease.
Also during the examination, I will check the insides of your cheeks, your tongue, your gums, and the roof of your mouth along with the back of your throat for lumps, or unusual bumps. If I should see something that doesn’t look right, I will take a biopsy before sending it off to the lab for diagnosis.
Why Comprehensive Dental Examinations Should Be Annual
You should schedule a comprehensive dental exam once a year. Oral cancer can be cured or controlled with early detection. Many changes can occur in 12 months. With early detection, your chances of survival are much higher.
Your mouth really is connected to the rest of your body. Call or click and schedule an appointment for a comprehensive dental examination.
Taking care of your teeth and gums should be at the top of your list when it comes to overall health. Call or click and schedule an appointment with my dental center in Downtown Portland today.
It really will make a difference to your overall health. Call for a checkup today.