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Dental Exam Specialist

Tustin Dental Center

General Dentists, Cosmetic Dentists, and Orthodontists located in Tustin, CA

Ahmed Elgazar, DDS, Ziad Tedini, DDS, and the team at Tustin Dental Center in Tustin, California, provide dental exams for men, women, and children of all ages. Regular dental exams are an important aspect of preventive oral health care. During the exam, various oral health complications can be addressed and treated. Regular dental exams are an essential part of maintaining your overall health. To receive a dental exam, and prioritize your oral health, book an appointment with Tustin Dental Center online or call their office today.

Dental Exam Q&A

How often should dental exams be performed?

The American Dental Association recommends having a dental exam every six months. Regular dental exams can help detect and prevent an array of oral health problems. If you are at risk for certain complications or have a history of periodontal disease, more frequent visits may be necessary. 

What can be expected during dental exams? 

Your dentist will begin with a general inspection of your teeth and gums and may also order X-rays. A dental hygienist will then use special instruments to gently remove any tartar buildup. Afterward, your dentist reviews the X-rays and discusses any symptoms you may be experiencing and addresses any concerns you might have. If treatment is necessary, your dentist will explain your treatment options with you. Your provider will also review proper self-care, and other techniques to maintain your oral health between your regularly scheduled visits.

Are there any special instructions to follow after a dental exam?

Based on the results of your dental exam, your dentist may recommend a follow-up treatment or a self-care routine to follow at home. If severe issues are diagnosed, you may need additional treatment.

Are dental exams necessary?

Yes. Even if you are not currently experiencing any symptoms or pain, regular dental exams are required to perform preventive examinations and cleanings. Despite daily brushing and flossing, tartar can still accumulate on your teeth and must be professionally removed to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Regularly receiving dental exams at Tustin Dental Center can help you retain your natural teeth and promote good oral health.

What issues can be diagnosed during dental exams?

Dental exams focus on preventive oral health care. However, serious issues can be diagnosed during dental exams, including tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Certain symptoms of systemic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and diabetes, can also be diagnosed during dental exams.  

Are X-rays necessary during dental exams?

X-rays aren’t necessary during every dental exam. However, your Tustin Dental Center provider may order X-rays to see detailed images of your mouth and diagnose problems that may not be readily visible to the naked eye. 

Radiation exposure from dental x-rays is extremely low, especially from digital x-rays.

To schedule a dental exam from the dental professionals at Tustin Dental Center, book an appointment online or by calling the office today.