On a regular check-up, we examine things that you may not even think of. Of course, we check for cavities or decays, but this is not the only thing we look for during your routine exam.

On a routine check-up, we can detect many dental problems in its initial stage.

1. Identify cavities and such abnormalities

Taking full mouth xrays is helpful in identifying decay and impacted teeth as they are not visible to the bare eye 60% of the time. Routine dental check-ups with scanned images will help in the prevention and early correction of dental problems

2. Detect oral cancer

Seventy-five percent of all head and neck cancers begin in the mouth, 30% of oral cancers originate in the tongue, 17% in the lip, and 14% in the floor of the mouth. We check for these changes during your visits. Many of the malignant lesions are pain-free and might go undiagnosed.

3. Identify gum disease

Early loosening of teeth is common in our part of the country. Genetic factors and diabetes play a major role. Early identification will avoid chances of teeth loss eventually leading to implants or dentures ., Gum diseases are found to be closely related to heart diseases by recent studies.

4. Identify other systemic diseases

Diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and even AIDS will have early oral manifestations which will help identify in their early stages.

5. Identify excessive teeth wear and tear

Excessive teeth grinding could lead to frequent headaches, jaw pain, and difficulties in opening their mouth wide. Such habits will result in sensitivity and pain.  Usually grinding is done while sleeping, so night guard usage is recommended.

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