Dental Exams & Xrays in Globe AZ

Routine dental exams are important in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Additionally, they can help you avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends two yearly checkups for people of all ages. At this frequency, most problems can be caught while they remain in an early stage.

What to Expect
  • Medical history review: We will assess how any new medical conditions or illnesses may affect your dental health
  • Examination of tooth decay: Your mouth will be checked for cracked or decayed teeth
  • Oral cancer screening: The face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums will be checked for any signs of oral cancer
  • Gum disease evaluation: Your gums and bone around the teeth will be checked for any evidence of periodontal disease
  • Examination of existing restorations: Current fillings, crowns, and other restorations are made sure to be in good order

What Does Treatment Involve?

We will first examines your mouth visually, using dental equipment such as mouth mirrors, dental picks, and high intensity lights. They will look for cracked and decayed teeth, as well as review other important items. Additionally, diagnostic x-rays are taken to reveal any other hidden problems, especially in the areas below the gums. Bitewing x-rays are typically taken every 12 months and a panographic x-ray, which revolves around the head, is taken every 3-5 years.