Comprehenisve Oral Exams

Every six months, regardless of age, it is strongly recommended that patients visit their dentist for a comprehensive oral exam to ensure optimal dental health. Oral exams allow Dr. Wildung and his team to ensure you and your family are on track with your oral hygiene at home. On top of that, oral exams help us check for signs of oral cancer, gum disease, or other issues that could arise over time. Fluoride treatments may be administered during an oral exam along with flossing, cleaning, and polishing. We may also take X-rays during your oral exam to help us get an in-depth look at your dental condition. Schedule your dental exam today in Phoenix, Arizona!

Comprehensive Oral Exam Family Dental Phoenix | Glendale & Phoenix Family Dentist Dr. Aaron Wildung DDS Family Dental Phoenix General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative, Family Dentist in Phoenix, AZ 85021

Why Get a Comprehensive Oral Exam?

Scheduling a comprehensive oral exam at Family Dental Phoenix can offer numerous benefits for the long-term health of your teeth and gums. During this important visit, our friendly and professional team can watch for the signs and symptoms that may need further attention or treatment. Dr. Wildung will thoroughly check for things like gum disease or potential tooth decay, which can be incredibly damaging if left untreated. A comprehensive oral exam also gives the dentist essential advice on how to look after your oral hygiene and provides detailed instructions on brushing and flossing your teeth properly each day. Additionally, keeping up with regular oral exams is one of the best ways you can stay ahead of more serious dental problems developing in the future. Dental exams typically take little time and are only suggested twice a year. 

We use x-rays to ensure your teeth are healthy and strong. With x-rays, we can detect cavities and decay that may be hiding from plain sight, giving us a better opportunity to repair these issues before they become more significant problems down the road. Thankfully, taking an x-ray requires a few extra moments of your appointment time and uses low-level radiation that is safe and effective in giving the dentist an accurate view of your teeth.

Regular professional cleanings during your appointment are the key to good oral health. During a typical cleaning appointment with one of our qualified dental professionals, we use cutting-edge techniques to gently and effectively minimize plaque, polish away surface stains, and prevent decay. Calculus can build up on a patient’s teeth over time. Calculus can’t be removed by regular brushing, flossing, or rinsing. If left untreated, it can cause other various oral health issues down the road. We take our time to make sure every crevice is thoroughly cleaned and every surface carefully smoothed. That’s why you can trust us to keep your smile healthy and beautiful year-round. With customized treatments tailored just for you, Family Dental Phoenix is the place to go when it comes to preventive cleanings.


What is a Fluoride Treatment?

A fluoride treatment is a great way to strengthen your teeth and help fight against common dental issues like cavities. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in rocks, soil, plants, and water that helps protect the enamel of your teeth, making them stronger and more resistant to decay-causing bacteria. We apply a unique fluoride solution to your teeth during a fluoride treatment to maximize its effectiveness and protection. After application, you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes to let the fluoride do its work. This quick and easy procedure can make a tremendous difference in the health of your smile!


How Much Do Comprehensive Oral Exams Cost?

Oral exams are relatively inexpensive, and most insurance companies cover them 100% since it’s considered preventative and diagnostic care. The cost can vary depending on your dental condition, whether or not you get a cleaning during your appointment, and whether or not you go with a fluoride treatment.


Quality Dental Exams in Phoenix, Arizona

Comprehensive oral exams are worth the effort since they can catch oral health issues before they’re too severe. These exams ultimately save a patient time, money, and the hassle of another dental appointment. It can ultimately preserve your natural teeth so that no significant procedures have to be tackled down the road.

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