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When Do You Need a Comprehensive Dental Exam


Posted on 5/23/2022 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
When Do You Need a Comprehensive Dental ExamDental exams are an essential part of maintaining your oral health. But when do you need a comprehensive dental exam? And what does that entail? Read ahead to know more.

What Is a Comprehensive Dental Checkup?


A comprehensive dental checkup is a preventative and diagnostic exam performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Its purpose is to check for any changes in your teeth or gums since your last visit, clean your teeth, and provide you with oral health education. A comprehensive dental checkup generally includes the following steps: a medical history review, an examination of your teeth and gums, x-rays, and a cleaning. During the medical history review, the dentist or dental hygienist will ask you about your oral health, overall health, and medications. The examination of your teeth and gums includes checking for signs of decay or disease. X-rays may be taken to check for decay between your teeth or to check the status of your jawbone. Finally, cleaning will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. A comprehensive dental checkup is an essential part of maintaining good oral health.

When Do You Need a Comprehensive Dental Exam?


There are a few different times when you may need a comprehensive dental exam. If it has been more than a year since your last visit to the dentist, you should schedule an appointment for a checkup. You may also need a comprehensive exam if you are experiencing any changes in your oral health, such as new or worsening symptoms. Additionally, if you have a medical condition that could impact your oral health, such as diabetes, you may need to schedule more frequent checkups. A comprehensive dental exam is an essential part of maintaining your oral health. If it has been more than a year since your last visit to the dentist, or if you are experiencing any changes in your oral health, schedule an appointment for a checkup.

You can also talk to our dentist and schedule a comprehensive dental exam appointment. Our dentist will be able to help you determine if you need a checkup and help you maintain good oral health.

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Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman



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Asheboro, NC 27203-5469


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