Dental Exam Albany, OR


Woman smiling in a dental chair at Calapooia Family Dental in Albany, ORA comprehensive examination is perhaps the most important part of preventive dentistry. We perform a thorough exam during each one of your routine appointments. At Calapooia Family Dental, we also utilize the latest technologies and techniques to ensure your exams are more comfortable and effective than ever before. In other words, we strive to provide a supreme level of care!

What to Expect during your Examination


Routine exams are largely precautionary. Most exams, which are split into visual and physical components, include:

•  An evaluation of your oral hygiene, overall health, and dental history
•  An evaluation of your teeth, bite, and jaw to check for misalignments
•  An evaluation of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems
•  Risk assessment for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems
•  An assessment of your need for professional fluoride treatment
•  An assessment of your need for restorative treatments
•  A review of the proper brushing and flossing techniques
•  X-rays, photographs, and other diagnostic tools

X-rays and other imaging techniques are a crucial part of preventing, diagnosing, and treating potential problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. We may even order a CBCT scan, which gives us a three-dimensional overview of your teeth, gums, soft tissues, and jaw within a single image. Cutting-edge x-ray technology is safer and more effective than traditional methods.

Once your exam is complete, our dental hygienist will perform a professional cleaning. During your cleaning, we will eliminate plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth, both above and below the gums. We will also remove stains and discolorations, allowing you to maintain a more esthetically-pleasing smile.

Why Are Routine Exams so Important?


Simply put, without routine exams, your oral health will suffer. Exams allow us to prevent common problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, from drastically affecting the function and cosmetics of your smile. Your exam is also an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about your mouth. Prevention and education are the pillars of good oral health.

Regular exams help us catch any issues early on before they develop into severe problems. Our advanced imaging technology also makes it easier to diagnose minute instances of decay. The earlier we catch a problem, the easier it is to treat and correct. In other words, early detection allows us to provide restorative treatments that are more convenient, cost-effective, and minimally-invasive.

The Results of Your Exam


If Dr. Summers or Dr. Hagerty does diagnose any oral health problems, the next step is treatment planning. The type of restorative treatment we recommend depends on the location and severity of your dental issues. The first line of defense against tooth decay is usually a filling. If the decay is more substantial, you may need root canal, inlay, or dental crown.

The beginning stages of gum disease are easy to treat and reverse with improvements to your daily oral hygiene. Advanced gum disease typically requires a procedure known as scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is essentially a more detailed version of professional cleaning.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!


If you would like to learn more about the current status your oral health, it may be time for an exam. Call (541) 936-9222 to schedule your appointment today!
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