Routine dental exams

Routine dental exams are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. They can also help avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends twice yearly checkups for people of all ages. At this frequency, most problems can be caught while they remain in an early stage.

Dr. Gillespie DDS

How We Do It

The dentist first examines your mouth visually, using dental equipment such as mouth mirrors, dental picks, and high intensity lights. He will look for cracked and decayed teeth, as well as review other important items such as:

  • Medical history review: The dentist will assess how any new medical conditions or illnesses may affect your dental health.
  • Examination of tooth decay: Your mouth will be checked for cracked or decayed teeth.
  • Oral cancer screening: The face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums will be checked for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Your gums and bone around the teeth will be checked for any evidence of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Current fillings, crowns, and other restorations are made sure to be in good order.

Your dentist will also take diagnostic x-rays to reveal any other hidden problems, especially in the areas below the gums. Mosaic Dental uses digital x-rays, which reduce the amount of radiation you receive and increase precision in dental care as the files are easily accessible in every room.

We can also enlarge the images of your teeth, to more easily diagnose and treat issues. Bitewing x-rays are typically taken every 12 months and a panoramic x-ray, which revolves around the head, is taken every 3-5 years.

How To Get FREE Exams & X-Rays

Mosaic Dental offers affordable in-house dental plans starting at $39/mo.

All cleanings, exams, and x-rays are 100% covered by our dental plans. So you don’t have to pay anything out of pocket when you come in for an appointment.

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