Comprehenisve Oral Exams

It’s advised that around every 6 months, no matter the age of the person, that patients come in for a comprehensive oral exam. Oral exams allow dental professionals to ensure you and your family are on track with your oral hygiene at home. On top of that, they are able to check for signs of oral cancer, gum disease, or other various issues that could arise over time. Fluoride treatments may be administered during an oral exam along with flossing, a cleaning, and polishing. Various X-rays may also be involved during an oral exam but, what is involved with an exam will vary.

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Calculus can buildup on a patient’s teeth over time. This is something that can’t be removed by normal brushing, flossing, or rinsing. It can only be removed by dental tools. If left untreated, it can cause other various oral health issues down the road. Further, if you’re not a professional, it’s likely you are unaware of the signs and symptoms that may need further attention or treatment. A dental professional not only can ensure you’re on the right track with your oral health, but they can tell when some changes are needed.



Oral exams are relatively inexpensive, and most insurance companies cover them 100% since it’s considered preventative and diagnostic care. They normally take very little time and are only suggested twice a year. Comprehensive oral exams are worth the effort since they normally can catch oral health issues before they’re too severe. This ultimately saves a patient time, money, and the hassle of another dentist appointment or two. Not to mention, it can ultimately preserve your natural teeth so that no major procedures have to be tackled down the road.

If you or your family are due for a comprehensive oral exam, give us a call at any one of our locations and we would be happy to help.