Whether it has been six months or six years, receiving a comprehensive dental exam is one of the first steps to getting a happy and healthy smile. Your exam is an easy way to learn and understand the current status of your dental needs, and how you can keep or improve your oral health. Dr. Wilson is a family dentist in Nashville who will offer you the care you deserve. She and her team will provide you with a thorough dental exam and help you achieve your dental goals.
Take the first steps to a healthy and happy smile with a comprehensive exam every six months.
FAQs About Comprehensive Dental Exams
What Happens During a Comprehensive Exam?
During your comprehensive exam, the Cornerstone dental team will complete a thorough evaluation of your overall health and oral hygiene. Dr. Wilson and the dental hygiene team will examine the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth, take x-rays, perform a head and neck examination, and evaluate your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies. Dr. Wilson will also examine your face, bite, saliva, and movement of your lower jaw joints (TMJs). Your exam might also include counseling about diet, use of tobacco products, and other lifestyle factors that can affect your oral health. Following your exam, Dr. Wilson will offer recommendations for care, provide the opportunity to discuss treatment, and address any questions you may have.
Why Is It Important to Receive a Comprehensive Exam?
Routine comprehensive exams are extremely important to maintaining the health of your mouth. These exams allow our team to evaluate your risk of tooth decay, root decay, gum or bone disease, assess your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement, check your bite and jaw for problems, remove any stains or deposits on your teeth, demonstrate proper cleaning techniques for your teeth or dentures, and determine your potential need for fluoride.
How Often Should I Get a Comprehensive Exam?
Regular dental visits are important for keeping healthy teeth and gums. It is recommended by the American Dental Association and Cornerstone Family Dentistry to receive an exam every six months. If you need additional help, Dr. Wilson may even suggest more frequent visits. By visiting your dentist every six months, and following daily oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy.