Oceans Dental Group
3 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 108, Palm Coast, FL 32137

What to Expect During Your Family Dental Exam

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General dentistry professionals usually recommend scheduling routine dental exams and professional dental cleanings twice each year. If you have a history of periodontal problems, a weak immune system, or diseases like diabetes, you may need to see your dentist more often. The earlier dental decay and gum disease is discovered, the more easily it can be treated. Your twice-yearly exam gives your dentist the opportunity to detect problems before you can see any changes in your teeth or feel any symptoms.

What’s Involved in a General Dentistry Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive dental exam goes beyond checking for cavities and gum disease, and also analyzes your mouth, jaw, head, and neck. You are likely to receive a comprehensive exam if you are a new patient or haven’t seen your dentist in a long time. X-rays will be taken if needed. Here are a few more things you can expect:

  • Your dentist will examine crowns, fillings, dentures, and bridges to ensure stability.
  • Your gums will be assessed for periodontal disease.
  • Your head, neck, salivary glands, and lymph nodes will be manually examined for signs of inflammation and tenderness.
  • Jaw function and temporomandibular joint health will be evaluated.
  • Your dentist will check for lesions on the soft tissues inside your mouth including your lips, tongue, cheeks, and throat.
  • Your dentist will determine if your teeth and jaw meet together properly.

The Best Family Dental Palm Coast Resources

Family dental Palm Coast resources can be found through online directories, phone books, and with recommendations from family and friends. If you can’t remember your last general dentistry exam, find a great local dentist, and schedule a checkup today.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Palm Coast, call Oceans Dental Group today at (386) 246-7619 or make an appointment.

Oceans Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Palm Coast. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Oceans Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Oceans Dental Group.

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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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