Your oral health hinges on healthy gums and teeth. The first thing we do is a preliminary exam of your teeth and gums. Digital x-rays are taken so we can see what is happening beyond the surface of your teeth and gums. This type of x-ray has a much lower dosage of radiation than traditional machines and the images they provide furnish vital information regarding the internal health of your teeth and jaws.
Our hygienist examines your teeth and gums, measuring your gums to discover any pockets or signs of gingivitis. This part of the exam lets us know if you have issues with your gums of which we need to be aware. It also allows the hygienist to decide the most effective procedure for cleaning your teeth.
Once your teeth are cleaned, the dentist completes the exam. You will be given the results of your preliminary exam, and you will have a more in-depth examination of your soft tissues. If you have any pressing dental issues, your dentist may make recommendations at this time. Please be sure to ask any questions you may have about any phase of your examination. We are happy to provide clarification for anything you may not understand.
Once your exam is completed, you will be checked out. At this time, if additional appointments are needed you can schedule them. Feel free to discuss any financial concerns you may have as well. If you need help with insurance forms, we will be happy to walk you through the process.
We welcome you to Southern Dental Group where your oral health and comfort in the dental chair are top priorities for us. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.