Dental Examinations in Henderson, KY
Starlight Smiles is dedicated to making sure you and your families oral health is in the best shape possible. That means providing preventive, general dentistry services and education to everyone.
Dental examinations are a critical element of general dentistry and preventive dentistry. These examinations assist us in finding any potential issues early and providing treatment plans to properly attack any problems. During the exams, our team will ask you questions about your oral health practices at home while looking for potential signs of oral health conditions.
Why Dental Examinations Are Important?
Proactive treatments based on dental examinations are going to be the best defense and money saver for your oral health. Oral health issues like cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay are most easily taken care of early on. Stopping them soon will help them not become more significant issues later on. Detected early, cavities can get easily treated with fillings and conditions like gum disease can be handled much more quickly. We will also administer exams for oral cancer. We may also complete dental X-rays during dental exams to better view the structure of your teeth and detect any issues or monitor whether your wisdom teeth will need removal before they infringe on your other healthier teeth.
What to Expect at a Dental Examination?
Our dental team typically conducts dental exams after routine dental teeth cleanings, consulting with you about your overall oral health and preventive steps you’re taking such, as brushing and flossing. We’ll check your bite and jaw for problems and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment where we can have a conversation instead of just giving you instructions.
Some standard components of dental exams include the following:
- Dental X-rays: Dental X-rays allow us to analyze your bite, teeth positioning, teeth health, jaw positioning and more. Dr. Morris will use them at key appointments to check in on details of your mouth not visible from the surface.
- Oral cancer exam: Our oral exam will feel the areas of your mouth, neck, and lips to detect any early signs of oral cancer.
- Discussion of oral hygiene: Oral hygiene at home is the most important step to ensure life-long oral health. We will discuss your habits and offer an additional education we can to help keep you smiling.
Treatment Options After Examinations
If Starlight Smiles detects any oral health conditions during the dental examination, we’ll outline the treatment options available and set up a follow-up appointment for treatment. We’ll also schedule your next routine dental cleaning and dental exam at our Henderson, KY office. We are dedicated to making the dental experience as smooth and stress-free as possible, answering all of you and your family’s questions ahead of time. If you have any concerns about a dental exam or any other dental procedure, we’re happy to discuss accommodations for you to make your experience a positive one. Call us today to set up an initial exam!