Dental Exams in Belton, MO
Prevention and early diagnosis are ideal ways to ward off many common and potentially serious dental conditions. Our team focuses on ways to keep our patients healthy and help them avoid dental emergencies.
During your first appointment and routine check-up visits, you will receive a comprehensive dental exam. Regular exams are very important because they are essential for detecting decay and gum disease while ensuring good overall oral health.
Each dental exam includes:
X-rays are an important diagnostic tool needed to detect decay, bone loss, and other dental problems that are not readily visible during your check-ups. We will take x-rays on a regular basis to ensure that we evaluate all aspects of your oral health. Today’s digital x-rays are higher in resolution and up to 80% lower in radiation than the old film method. Dr. Duede will take time to evaluate your images and let you know if he finds anything that requires your attention.
Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that your dentist is often your first line of defense against oral cancer? Regular dental visits are essential to the early diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer. We will examine your oral tissues including your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, and other structures for signs of pathology or early indicators of oral cancer. Early diagnosis increases survival rates dramatically.
You will receive an examination of the gums and bone supporting your teeth to determine the status of your periodontal health. This will allow us to prescribe the type of dental cleaning you will need as well as how often you should receive them.
Examination of Your Teeth
Dr. Duede will perform a thorough exam of your teeth to evaluate the status of your existing restorations, including fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants, and look for any new dental decay. He will also examine your teeth for abnormal wear, cracks, and other damage so that we can address the problem and protect your smile with appropriate treatment.
Our goal at Pacific Plains Dental is to provide you with regular care so that we can detect and treat any potential dental problems early on, preventing them from becoming more serious – detection for prevention. After your exam, Dr. Duede will share his findings with you and discuss any recommended treatment. We want to ensure that you are comfortable, well-informed, and educated about your dental care.
Call Us Today for Your Next Routine Exam
Is it time for your next exam? We are here to help maintain your good dental health. Even if you are past due for your routine exam, making an appointment is the first step to getting back on track.
Call our dental office today. We proudly serve the Raymore and Belton communities. Our professional and friendly team looks forward to hearing from you.