What is Dental Exam and Cleaning?
Routine dental exam and cleaning are critical to maintaining your oral health. These routine exams and cleanings are critical building blocks of complete oral health care and provide the dentists the opportunity to examine and diagnose any oral health issues before they progress further. These routine oral comprehensive exams is the recommended way to learn the status of your oral health.
American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits and cleaning at regular intervals as determined by your dentist.
Dental Exam & Cleaning at Texan Smile Sugar Land
During a dental exam and cleaning, Dr. Xavier will evaluate the overall oral health and look for signs of any gum disease and cavities. X-rays, only taken if needed, helps the dentist to capture any details which cannot be seen with the visual exam. Certain oral issues like gum disease do not present obvious symptoms until they are fairly advanced. Dental exams are important to diagnose issues like gum disease at the onset and to detect other potential conditions that can otherwise go unnoticed.
Diagnosing problems like cavities and gingivitis in their early stages makes treatment easier and less costly. Texan Smile uses advanced technology like digital radiographs, intra-oral cameras, and Carivu for an eﬃcient and comfortable experience for all of our patients.
X-rays are a critical tool for the dentist to find any caries which are not visible with naked eyes; and to detect periodontal disease and pathology in the jaws.
Same Day Dental Exam and Cleaning
Depending on the patients oral health and overall health, dental exam and cleaning can be completed during the same day as the new patient visit if the schedule permits. X-rays are critical tool in completing the exam and the diagnosis, but new x-rays are only requested if a recent one is not available for the patient.
If relatively new xrays exists, the patient will need to contact their prior dentist to have those x-rays transferred to Texan Smile
What to expect during Dental Exam & Cleaning ?
During these new patient visits for dental exam and cleaning, you are expected to complete the new patient paperwork and complete the x-rays if they are needed. Dr. Xavier reviews the x-rays and completes a thorough exam and based on the diagnosis, a treatment plan is created. The team will complete a detailed walk-through of the treatment plan and the cost estimates. Dr.Xavier and team is ready to answer any questions or concerns you might have.