Dental Exam

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Houston, TX

Dental Exam

Regular dental exams are the cornerstone of maintaining optimal oral health. At Bluebonnet Dental Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Houston, Texas, Fatan Kasbidi, DDS, provides consultation, cleanings, X-rays, and other routine care. Call the office today to schedule your visit or use the convenient online tool to book an appointment.

Dental Exam Q & A

Why do I need regular dental exams?

When you arrive at Bluebonnet Dental Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry for a dental exam, Dr. Kasbidi examines your teeth, gums, tongue, and other oral structures. 

Dental exams are essential to identify early signs of dental issues, such as decay or gum disease, allowing for timely intervention and the prevention of more significant problems. In addition, they’re the first step in developing a treatment plan for toothaches or tooth pain. If you need an extraction or root canal, the team at Bluebonnet Dental Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will begin with a thorough dental examination.

How often should I have a dental exam?

Most people benefit from scheduling a dental exam every six months. The exam is usually performed in conjunction with a thorough professional cleaning that removes any tartar or plaque that has formed on your teeth. Without professional cleanings, the plaque and tartar can infiltrate the gums and lead to infection.

The frequency of dental exams varies based on your oral health needs. Dr. Kasbidi determines the appropriate interval based on factors such as your oral health history, risk factors, and current dental health. If you have gum disease, for example, you may need more frequent check-ups and cleanings. 

What can I expect during a dental exam?

During a dental exam, Dr. Kasbidi performs a thorough visual inspection of your teeth and gums, looking for signs of cavities, gum disease, and other issues.  

Your technician may take X-rays to assess areas underneath the gums and within the jaw. Dr. Kasbidi also checks your bite and jaw alignment and performs an oral cancer screening.

Are dental exams painful?

Dental exams are generally painless. The team uses specialized tools to examine your mouth without causing discomfort. If you experience anxiety or discomfort during dental visits, let Dr. Kasbidi know. She can prescribe medication to ease your nerves. 

What happens if a problem is found during the exam?

If Dr. Kasbidi finds a problem or irregularities during your exam, she’ll discuss the findings with you and recommend appropriate treatment options. Early intervention is key to preventing problems from worsening, so addressing issues promptly can result in less invasive and more effective treatments.

Even if you have pristine oral health, you will benefit from regular dental exams. Call Bluebonnet Dental Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment or use this website to book.