A dental check-up consists of two parts: the examination and the cleaning. During the examination, we will look for cavities and, if necessary, take X-rays. The dentist will use a metal probe and a mirror to check behind and between the teeth. This gadget assists the dentist in detecting any softening of the enamel or dentin, which are symptoms of cavities. The exam also includes a check of gum health and the detection of any swelling, redness, or sores that may suggest gum disease. Periodontal charting determines the patient’s gums and bone support by measuring the depth of the gap between the teeth and gums. The second portion of the visit comprises teeth cleaning to eliminate plaque and tartar accumulation that, if left on the teeth, can cause diseases. While brushing and flossing are essential for removing plaque, it is impossible to eradicate tartar buildup at home. Special tools are used to scale and remove tartar from teeth during a dental check-up. After cleaning, we will floss and polish the teeth using a gritty paste that aids in the removal of surface stains. Fluoride treatments can also help to maintain healthy tooth enamel and battle harmful microorganisms.
Dental exams are an essential part of preventative health care. It preserves not only oral health but also general wellness. During the cleaning portion of the exam, special tools scrape below the gum line to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque and tartar can cause cavities, gum disease, and poor breath; therefore, this cleaning is crucial for overall oral and overall health. The examination also includes a visual examination of the face, neck, and mouth for anomalies and an assessment of the risk of developing other oral health concerns. In addition to inspecting the teeth and gums, the dentist will look for symptoms of oral cancer using a special light that detects dead tissue. X-rays may sometimes be required to detect issues that would otherwise go undetected, including abscesses, cysts, and decay between teeth.