Dental exams are the best steps to take in helping prevent and detect early signs of oral health conditions. Routine exams done by Dr. Berkovich and her team can help aid in the reduction of potential damage by early detection and treatment of various issues like oral soft tissue disease, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.
Through the combination of detailed x-ray imaging and visual inspection, our staff completes an extensive, detailed, and thorough examination.
While there are generally accepted guidelines on when to see the dentist, they, however, do not meet everyone’s needs. Based on personal oral health conditions, some patients may need to see the dentist more frequently than others. Increased number of exams would potentially be for patients that suffer from age-related oral conditions, pregnancy, tobacco, alcohol, dry mouth, diabetes, and even HIV. Creating a custom plan for your dental needs is something our staff will help determine and set up.
At Dr. Berkovich’s, a complete dental exam will include the following:
- Soft tissue exam
- Screening for periodontal disease and examination
- Detailed charting of existing restorations, cavities, and other oral conditions
- X-rays (depending on timing and individual needs)
X-rays won’t always be required or suggested, but if a reason presents itself, x-rays can be a great diagnostic tool. Catching problems that can’t be seen by our teams’ eyes is important in providing comprehensive oral health care. Dental exams are meant to be a status check and preventative step in the general dentistry array of services.