To keep yourself healthy, you need to be proactive with dental problems by getting them diagnosed and treated before they become painful issues. This is why it is important to schedule a dental examination for you and your family. While teeth are examined superficially during a cleaning, a dental examination provides a much more in-depth analysis. Dental exams at SEDA Dental evaluate your total and oral health by checking for tooth decay, signs of oral cancer, and other diseases. Our team will determine your need for treatments and check your bite and jaw for problems. A series of x-rays can be taken to get better insight into the health of your teeth, jawbone, and gums. If you live in or near Boynton Beach, FL, schedule a dental examination at SEDA Dental.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer includes any abnormal cell growth in the mouth, including the gums, jawbone, lips, tongue, throat, and salivary glands. Every exam at SEDA Dental includes an oral cancer screening to look for early signs, including sores, inflammation, lumps, and lesions. We will also palpate the jaw and throat for abnormalities. If any areas of concern are found, a biopsy may be performed or you will be referred to a specialist for further care.
Boynton Beach, FL patients of all ages should get an annual examination. Many common issues, like gum disease (the biggest cause of tooth loss), may not have symptoms you can notice. When issues are caught early, you will have more treatment options and a better chance at a full recovery.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that babies go to the dentist before their first birthday. We can help with concerns, like teething, using pacifiers, and baby bottle tooth decay. The team at SEDA Dental can talk to you about how to care and clean your baby's mouth so they start healthy habits early — this will also help them throughout their life. Dental exams are also vital for children as they get older as their mouth develops.
What To Expect
Your appointment will start with an overall assessment of your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, inside your cheeks, roof of your mouth, and other oral checkpoints. This includes looking for signs of oral cancer. A member of our team will take digital images and screen for abnormal tissue in the gums. We will evaluate your head, neck, and jaw, including your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and bite. We will then talk about any issues found and how to best treat them. Additionally, we will discuss any health concerns you have, prescriptions and supplements you may be taking, and how they might impact your oral health by causing dry mouth and tooth decay. Finally, we will examine any prosthetics you have, like crowns and dentures, to check the fit and wear.
How soon you need to return to our facility will depend on your oral health. If no concerns are identified, then the only follow-up would be to continue a regular dental health regimen, including brushing and flossing twice a day, along with annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings at SEDA Dental. If there is an issue that requires treatment, options will be discussed and scheduled.
Since a dental exam is so important to your health, it is frequently covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your insurance to calculate your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, SEDA Dental accepts many payment options, including medical financing. We can work with you to make sure you can afford good oral health.
Annual Dental Exams
Keeping your mouth healthy means you do not just go to the dentist only when something goes wrong. You need to seek preventive care. It can save your mouth from problems, as well as a significant amount of money and time. We recommend appointments at SEDA Dental once a year for a dental examination. Doing so will enable you to stay on top of concerns by treating them early. We try very hard to make dental visits a positive experience for all patients so it is easier to keep yourself healthy. Contact our office in Boynton Beach, FL to schedule your dental exam.