What to Expect at Your Next Dental Examination
Dental examinations are the cornerstone of preventive dentistry. We provide the most comprehensive oral exams possible in order to protect the health and beauty of your smile.
If you are searching for a dentist in the Bear Creek, Houston area, you might be wondering what to expect. At Bear Creek Dentistry and Orthodontics, we like to begin with an oral exam because it allows us to tailor your dentistry to meet your needs.
What You Can Expect
- A thorough exam of each tooth – Our dentist will begin with a tooth-by-tooth visual inspection to identify certain dental conditions such as cracks, decay, or exposed roots. Not every condition is visible with the naked eye alone, but many are – and it is a great place to start. If we find anything that requires attention, we will discuss your condition along with your treatment options so you can make a good choice.
- A periodontal exam – Healthy gums are essential to good overall health. We perform a periodontal exam that identifies any pocketing, bleeding, or recession. We can also use the information from this exam to recommend the proper type of dental cleaning.
- Diagnostic dental x-rays – We use digital x-rays for your safety. They emit up to 80 percent lower radiation than film x-rays. The high-resolution images produced will help our dentists identify decay, cysts, infection, and bone health.
- Time with the dentist – Your dental exam is your personal time with your dentist. We encourage you to ask questions, share concerns, and let us know if there is anything you wish to improve about the appearance of your smile.
At this time, we will also go over anything we discovered during the exam and help you make a decision that makes sense for you.
Dental Exams in Bear Creek, Houston TX
We look forward to helping you achieve your goals for your smile! Give us a call today to schedule your next exam.