Dental Exam in New Braunfels, TX

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What Is a Dental Exam?

Keeping up with regular oral evaluations enables you to take an active stand to ensure the wellness of your smile. A comprehensive oral exam at ACE Dental of New Braunfels looks for tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other concerns that could be impacting your oral and overall health. Generally conducted at biannual teeth cleaning visits, comprehensive exams let our skilled dental professionals look at your teeth, gums, bite, temporomandibular joints, and further oral features and will often be the best path to immediate identification and treatment of oral disorders. At specific dental visits, our team may take digital x-rays to obtain a better view of any hidden problems that could be affecting your teeth and jawbone. To help ensure the health and appearance of your smile, schedule a comprehensive oral examination at our New Braunfels, TX office today!

What Is an Oral Cancer Screening?

Reportedly, 50,000 people in this nation receive a diagnosis of oral cancer annually. Even so, this disease may be incredibly manageable when identified in its earliest stages. Oral cancer is defined as a formation of cells that might occur anywhere inside of or around the oral cavity, like on the lips, tongue, salivary glands, gums, throat, palate, and cheeks, along with various other oral structures. Our skilled dental team carries out an oral cancer assessment during every comprehensive exam to identify precancerous or cancerous growths, or other abnormal areas. Some of the common signs of oral cancer are abrasions that do not heal, nodules, lumps, elevated or textured lesions, and red or white patches of skin. Certain areas of concern may be excised and biopsied, or you can be sent to a physician for additional care.

Why Do I need Dental Exams?

We recommend that New Braunfels, TX individuals of all ages receive oral evaluations on a biannual basis. Dental exams should also be performed as needed to assess tooth pain, trauma, or other localized conditions that could arise between checkups. Gum disease — the main cause of tooth loss — and dental caries might not cause significant symptoms until the more progressed phases. When dental conditions are found early, our team can usually offer more conservative options for care.

The ADA (also called the American Dental Association) suggests that all infants visit a dental professional before they are a year old. At this early age, we can help target common problems (such as the emergence of teeth and thumb-sucking) and help parents care for their child's teeth and gums as their jawbone tissues grow. Routine comprehensive oral exams could help your family form proper oral habits from the beginning and let them have bright smiles for many years.

What Does a Dental Examination INclude?

Dental exams at our New Braunfels, TX office always include a review of your medical history. A member of our team will also review any health issues or cosmetic smile desires you have to find out more about your overall dental wellness. At specific routine exams, a series of advanced x-rays may be completed so our team can evaluate the health of your teeth and jawbone. We can then perform a screening for oral cancer, check the balance of your bite and jaws, and assess your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Your teeth will be evaluated for cavities or damage, and the condition of dental restorations will be examined. A gum screening will also be performed to identify any indications of periodontal disease.

What Can I Expect After a Dental Exam?

Having effective oral wellness techniques (such as regular toothbrushing after eating, as well as flossing at least one time a day) could help to lessen your likelihood for developing tooth decay and periodontal disease. Our team performs comprehensive dental exams generally at twice-yearly teeth cleaning appointments but could suggest exams more often for those who have significant oral health issues. Our practice provides a large number of effective solutions, like tooth-colored fillings, dental bridges, and porcelain veneers, to address your unique smile goals. Our team will help you arrange check-up appointments or schedule visits for any treatment needs.

Will My Insurance Cover a Dental Examination?

Comprehensive evaluations fall under preventive solutions; this means that they are commonly covered by dental insurance plans. Prior to your appointment, a member of our staff will review your individual program and inform you of any likely personal expenses. ACE Dental of New Braunfels is thrilled to provide a number of flexible payment options to help ensure all patients have access to excellent dental care.

Maintain Healthy teeth and Gums With Preventive Care

Attaining a healthy, attractive smile requires more than just visiting a dentist if you experience a problem. Regular dental exams at ACE Dental of New Braunfels can allow for earlier detection and treatment of dental concerns and are necessary in protecting your smile and oral health. Contact our friendly team today to plan your family's oral exams at our New Braunfels, TX office.

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