Regular annual dental exams are very important for maintaining good oral health. In this exam, your dentist will assess the inside of your mouth and any factors that might affect your oral-and in turn your overall health. During a dental exam, your dentist will look for the following.
These dental exams are very important in catching problems early, which gives a better prognosis and diagnosis.
Along with the visual inspection of your mouth, the exam includes a complete medical history that informs the dentist about any health conditions that might affect the success of dental treatments or procedures that may be associated with oral health conditions.
It may also include:
As a patient, you can ask your dentist to explain what's happening during the exam and to give you a summary of the findings.