There are many reasons why maintaining a consistent schedule with your dentist is a good idea. However, for many people, fear holds them back from making that appointment they know they really need to make. Just so everybody is on a level-playing field, here is what happens when you visit Dr. Biderman's office.
During your check up, hygienist will take any necessary X-rays and then give you one of the best cleanings you've ever had and will instruct you the best techniques of brushing and flossing in order to take optimum care of your teeth and gums.
Then Dr. Biderman will:
- Check out the status of your oral health and hygiene
- Check to see if there is any evidence of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease
- Check to see if a tooth needs to be restored or even replaced
- Evaluate your bite and jaw, checking for any issues
- Do their best to remove any stains or deposits on your teeth
- Will show you how to use proper cleaning techniques for your teeth or dentures
- Take dental X-rays
- And if necessary, perform other diagnostic procedures
At some point during the check-up, the patient will be asked if they are suffering from any health problems, as well as list out what medications they are currently taking. If any of these medications pose a risk to any dental procedure going forward, Dr. Biderman will discuss what options are available to get around the issue.
If the patient has prosthetic replacements, like dentures or bridges, than Dr. Biderman will examine them, and determine if any adjustments need to be made.
A check-up may also include counseling about diet, use of tobacco products and other lifestyle factors that can affect oral health.
Dental X-rays allow a dentist to see areas of your mouth the human eye is just not capable of seeing. There different kinds iof X-rays. They include, but are not limited to:
This X-ray allows the dentist to see the crowns of the upper and lower teeth.
This X-ray allows the dentist to see the entire tooth; as well as surrounding bone.
X-rays aren’t always need during a check-up, but are a part of the process more often than not. Many patients ask about radiation exposure from the X-rays, but the truth is the exposure is so low, it’s not even worth worrying about. However, if you are still concerned, than ask one of our staff to help you understand how the X-rays really work.
Oral Cancer Exam
During the check-up, Dr. Biderman will check your mouth for signs of oral cancer. He will feel the area under your jaw, the sides of your neck, and/or the insides of your lips and cheeks. He probably will also examine the sides of your tongue, and roof, and floor of your mouth.
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