REGULAR EXAMS

Comprehensive Dental Exams

Rely on Us for Regular Dental Exams

At Valerie S. Deibler DDS, we recommend a checkup every 6 months so that we can identify and prevent a variety of oral health problems.

Each visit will be different based on your situation, but generally, checkups include several steps. We start by reviewing your concerns, dental chart, and medical history to determine the most appropriate care for you.

The checkups also include cleaning your teeth. This enables us to clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums and easily remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. If needed, we polish your teeth to smooth their surfaces and remove light stains.
Regular Checkup

Regular Dental Checkup

A regular checkup includes a careful visual examination of your mouth. We check for decay on the biting surfaces of teeth, signs of wear, cracks, or other problems with restorations such as fillings and crowns.

In addition, we check the color and contours of your gums. Red, swollen gums are often signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease. We use a periodontal probe to check the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. Readings deeper than 3 millimeters often indicate periodontal disease.

We also diagnose any sores or lesions on the soft tissues of your mouth, screening them for signs of oral cancer.
X-rays

The Role of X-rays in Dental Checkup

Other dental conditions cannot be easily seen, so we often take X-rays. X-rays show us decay between and inside the teeth and tartar on the teeth and tooth roots. X-rays also show us signs of periodontal disease such as the loss of bone around the teeth. In addition, X-rays allow us to see cysts, abscesses, and other problems.

Your jaw joint is also examined to help diagnose problems with your bite or TMJ. Sometimes checkups include additional treatments based on your individual situation. We review your home care routine and give you advice on a diet for maintaining good oral health and a beautiful smile.
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Importance of Dental Checkup

Regular checkups are important because neglecting dental conditions can lead to much more serious problems such as:
  • Infected teeth
  • Tooth loss and shifting teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Loss of bone in the jaw
  • Painful jaw joints
With regular exams, we can detect problems early and help you maintain your oral and overall health.
Call us at 
610-375-1381 for dental checkup.
We use state-of-the-art technology for treating your teeth problems.
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