Dental Exam in Taylor, TX

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Why are Dental Exams important?

At our Taylor, TX facility, our team of dental professionals has a shared goal of helping you and your family experience healthy, happy smiles. In order to do so, we offer comprehensive, biannual dental examinations. During a routine dental exam, our dental team will be able to properly evaluate your overall oral health by identifying tooth decay, periodontal disease, signs of oral cancer, and additional dental concerns. Additionally, we may conduct a series of digital x-rays to obtain a better visual into unseen issues that could be impacting your teeth, gums, and jawbone. If oral disease and damage are properly identified early on, our team can frequently provide options for more minimally invasive dental services. In the long run, this could help to save you both time and money. Learn more about improving the dental health of your family by contacting ACE Dental of Taylor to schedule a dental examination. 

Oral Cancer Screening

Every dental examination at our Taylor, TX facility involves an oral cancer screening to look for any tissue abnormalities, including raised or rough patches, sores inside the mouth, and red or white lesions. Since oral cancer can occur anywhere in the mouth, including on the tongue, cheeks, gums, palate, the floor of the mouth, and tonsillar area, our team will palpate your jaw, head, and neck areas for any irregularities. If anything suspicious is detected, a biopsy may need to be completed or you could be asked to visit a specialist for additional treatment.

How often should you get dental exams?

Individuals of every age should have dental exams at least twice per year at ACE Dental of Taylor. A few of the most frequent concerns, such as periodontal (gum) disease (the most prevalent reason for tooth loss), could not showcase symptoms that are easily identifiable. When oral problems are identified early, the chance for successful treatment with less invasive options is increased. At our Taylor, TX facility, our dental team frequently provides exams for children, teens, adults, and seniors through biannual dental cleaning visits or when necessary to evaluate emergency dental care or further oral health concerns. Following the American Dental Association's (ADA) recommendation that children undergo a dental exam prior to their first birthday, dental exams are also crucial for children as they age and their permanent teeth and jaws develop.

What happens during a dental exam?

Prior to the start of your dental exam, our dental team will evaluate your dental and medical histories and discuss any concerns you may have regarding your dental health. We may also take digital x-rays and examine for gingivitis and further stages of periodontal disease. Next, we will conduct an oral cancer screening and evaluate your bite, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and scan your teeth for tooth decay and damage. Lastly, we will evaluate the fit and integrity of any dental restorations you have, such as fillings or dental crowns, to ensure they are still effective.

What do you do after your dental exam?

When tooth decay, gum disease, or additional dental concerns are found throughout your exam, our dental team will discuss these conditions and present treatment options with you to restore your oral health and function. Additionally, we will help you with scheduling any follow-up appointments for dental care, such as your next preventive dental care appointment at ACE Dental of Taylor. Instructions on preserving ideal oral hygiene with daily brushing and flossing will also be offered in your dental exam.

How much will my dental exam cost?

Dental exams are typically considered a preventive treatment so they are often covered by the majority of dental insurance plans. A member of our financial team will also contact your insurance carrier to evaluate your coverage and estimate any out-of-pocket costs. ACE Dental of Taylor accepts several flexible payment options for any personal expenses and will help your family achieve optimal dental health procedures.

Healthy Teeth and healthy Gums

With routine dental exams, our experienced dental team can detect cavities, periodontal disease, and additional issues that may affect your smile. By doing so early on, we can prevent you from more invasive and costly services. Contact ACE Dental of Taylor to learn more and to schedule a dental exam for you and your family.

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