Have you visited our dentist for a comprehensive oral exam recently? Comprehensive exams should be performed at least once a year to detect early signs of chronic conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, and signs of oral cancer before they worsen and require more intensive treatment.
Our dentist near you at South Hadley Dental Group remind patients that they may not even be aware of symptoms indicating the presence of these conditions, but regular exams and teeth cleaning appointments ensure that you’ll be one step ahead of the conditions from worsening.
Because our dentist in South Hadley, MA is experienced in treating a wide range of dental concerns in patients of all ages, three things that are included in every comprehensive oral exam will be the early detection of tooth decay, the early detection of gum disease, and a visual oral cancer screening. Our dental care team will also be observant of conditions such as enamel erosion, teeth grinding, unusual wear on the surface of teeth, and fractures.
Our dentist uses state-of-the-art technology to perform their exams, including utilization of x-rays and other imaging equipment that can pinpoint early signs of decay, fractures, and dental infections before they manifest into more serious conditions such as tooth loss, the need for a dental crown, or gum surgery.
In the instance of visual oral cancer screening, our dental care team will examine your gums, cheeks, jaws, lips, tongue, neck, and face for signs of oral cancer. If we notice any abnormality, we may recommend further testing. Early detection minimizes the risks and increases the chances of a successful cure.
The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that over 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this type of cancer each year, so we hope that you knowing that it’s included in every comprehensive oral exam that we perform provides peace-of-mind for you and your family.
If you agree that it’s time to make an appointment to receive comprehensive oral exams in South Hadley, MA, we invite you to use our convenient online booking tool to get started. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your loved ones soon.