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Dental Exams
Wasilla, AK

A patient receiving a dental cleaning at Aurora Dental Care in Wasilla, AKAlong with professional cleanings, comprehensive examinations are a crucial part of regular checkups. At Aurora Dental Care, we recommend schedule checkups at regular intervals for several reasons. Above all else, exams help us prevent dental problems before they occur, allowing you to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

How Often Should You Visit Our Office?

Unfortunately, a strong oral hygiene regimen is not enough to prevent certain dental diseases. While daily brushing and flossing are vital, routine appointments are equally as important. The frequency of your visits is dictated by several factors.

As a general rule of thumb, you should schedule a dental checkup for you or a family member about every six months. However, those at a greater risk for tooth decay and other dental problems may need more frequent appointments. Conversely, those in outstanding oral health may need less professional care.

During your initial appointment, we will be able to determine how often you should visit our office. The frequency of your visits may change depending on your risk factors for decay, infection, and other ailments. Some of these factors include:
•  A family history of dental problems
•  Hormonal changes during puberty or pregnancy
•  Tobacco use or excessive alcohol consumption
•  Certain medications that restrict saliva flow or compromise your immune system
•  Systemic illnesses that affect your bodily health, such as diabetes and auto-immune disorders
•  Poor oral hygiene practices
•  Poor diet and nutrition
•  Age and sex (older man are at the highest risk for dental problems)
•  Stress-related issues that affect your immune system

What to Expect During Your Exam

Every patient is different, but most dental exams include:
•  An evaluation of your oral and overall health
•  An evaluation of your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental diseases
•  An evaluation of your bite and jaw for misalignments
•  An evaluation of your need for restorative treatments

Your exam will be split into a physical and a visual component. During the physical exam, Dr. Methven will feel around your mouth, neck, and jaw for any abnormalities. During the visual exam, we may utilize x-rays, CBCT scans, and other advanced technology to gather a more extensive overview of your teeth, soft tissues, and underlying bone.

Most routine checkups also include an oral cancer screening. It is important to note that cancer screenings are precautionary, not diagnostic. If we do notice any abnormalities, we may recommend a biopsy procedure or refer you to a specialist.

Benefits of Routine Exams

The biggest benefit of a routine exam is preventing dental problems. Your exam allows us to monitor your oral health and highlight areas that may require special attention. For a better understanding of your current oral health status, be sure to ask questions and voice concerns. Patient education is the cornerstone of preventive dentistry.

If you do have a problem, a routine exam allows us to catch it early, before it develops into a major complication. Most dental diseases are easier to treat in their beginning stages. Dr. Methven will be able to recommend the appropriate restorative treatment following your diagnosis.

Schedule Your Appointment Now!

Help protect your family’s oral health with routine exams. Call 907-376-8400 to schedule an appointment today!

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