Routine dental exams are an essential part of any good oral health care routine. Exams combined with a healthy diet and conscientious oral hygiene are your first line of defense against decay and infection.
Every routine exam by our dentist in Allentown begins with dental charting. This involves listing and describing the health of each tooth and noting any conditions that need attention. Your chart is an integral part of your dental record because it provides us with important information that is easily accessible in one simple format.
We believe strongly in patient education, so we use an intraoral camera to show you problem areas. The tiny camera is guided over your teeth, and the image is immediately displayed on your chairside monitor. Understanding the need for treatment is much easier when you can see what we see!
During your exam, we will also examine your gums for signs of infection and note periodontal pockets that have formed around your teeth. And since we care about your well-being, every exam includes a visual screening for oral cancer.
Semi-annual dental checkups are essential if you want to enjoy a healthy smile. If it’s time for next exam, please call our dentist in Allentown to arrange a convenient appointment.