Dental Exams

What Happens at a Dental Exam?

If you are questioning the need for a regular dental exam, please allow the experts at Chetwood to explain the purpose to you. At Chetwood Dental Clinic, we will find a way to fit this important exam into your busy schedule. This is a preventative exam that will help identify possible problems before they become major and expensive. By having an exam every six months, we can make sure that your smile is beautiful and avoid potential problems that could arise in the future.

X-Ray Images are Needed

Similarly, you might wonder why it’s important to have x-rays taken during your dental exam. After all, can’t they just do a regular visual inspection of your teeth and identify any problem areas? In short, no. X-rays give your doctors an inside look at what’s going on beneath the surface of your teeth and gums, helping them identify hidden areas of tooth decay or even abnormal growths such as cysts or tumors. Then, just as with regular exams, if an abnormality is found, the dentist can take corrective action.

So, all in all, there’s no reason to put off your dental exam any longer. Not only is it necessary to maintain excellent dental health, but also since it’s free, it’s easy on the wallet.