What to Expect at Your Dental Exam
Patients avoid the dentist for a number of reasons. If it has been awhile since you have been to the dentist, you may be worried about your next exam and what Dr. Cory could find. Some patients even worry about being scolded or made to feel guilty because of the state of their dental health. At Mountain West Smiles, you never have to worry about being made to feel bad about your oral conditions. We will simply focus on helping restore good oral health and comfort for your smile.
Whether it has been only six months or it has been six years since your last dental exam, here is what you can expect at your next dental exam at our Montrose, CO dental office.
Your Dental Cleaning and Exam
- A complete oral evaluation – We will examine your gums, teeth, bite, and look for any irregular lesions on your soft tissue. A tooth-by-tooth exam will help Dr. Cory identify any signs of periodontal disease or decay. We will diagnose any periodontal conditions such as gum disease or recession.
- Dental x-rays – Not all conditions can be diagnosed using a visual exam alone. Dental x-rays allow Dr. Cory to detect decay, infection, and trauma.
- Treatment consultation – Once your exam is complete, we will go over any conditions that you should be aware of. We can design a treatment plan in a number of ways: complete treatment, quadrant dentistry (one section of your mouth at a time), worst first (addressing those conditions first that require your immediate attention, and a little at a time.
Call Mountain West Smiles Today!
You can choose how best to approach your treatment. We will work with you to make a decision that works in your budget and helps you get back on track to good health. We are your partners in oral health and are here to help!
Do you need a dental exam in Montrose, Colorado? Contact Mountain West Smiles today!