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Dental Exams and X-Rays Florham Park
One of the most important benefits of working with a reputable dentist in Florham Park is having access to dental exams and dental x-rays. These diagnostic techniques are vital to ensuring ongoing good oral health and can help prevent serious conditions from developing.
Dr. Yusun Gohard offers dental exams and x-rays for patients of all ages, and with all levels of oral health. Whether you are in need of a basic, routine examination or x-rays are needed to pinpoint cavities or to check for oral cancer, she can help.
What You Need To Know: Dental Exams and X-Rays
Dental exams and x-rays are used for any number of different purposes. Exams range from general, routine procedures used at each six-month checkup to in-depth examinations for specific needs. For instance, Dr. Gohard will provide a thorough dental exam at each checkup, but she can also provide specific checkups to help determine if you are a good candidate for specific dental treatments, ranging from dentures to dental implants to bridges and everything in between.
The typical oral exam beings with a brief look at your medical history, followed by a physical and visual examination of your teeth, gums and even the bone of your jaw. Dr. Gohard will check all surfaces of your teeth for signs of wear and tear, as well as signs of deterioration and cavities. She will also check existing fillings to ensure that they are still in place and do not need repairs.
Using a special tool, Dr. Gohard will check for calculus deposits, and she will also check to make sure that your gums are tight against your teeth. If they are not, it could be a sign of gum disease.
Dental x-rays are used as a diagnostic tool as well. If you are concerned about the level of radiation exposure, you can put those fears to rest. Modern x-rays use only a fraction of the radiation of older methods, and protective gear has also become much more advanced. In fact, you are exposed to more radiation when traveling by airplane than you are when having a dental x-ray.
Why Are Dental Exams and X-Rays Important?
For some adults, it might be difficult to understand the importance of dental exams and x-rays. Think of it this way – when you take your car in for an oil change, you expect the mechanic to inspect it for any potential developing problems and alert you to them. Dental exams and x-rays serve the same purpose.
Dr. Gohard will provide you with an in-depth exam at each checkup, as well as to address potential concerns and to verify if a particular treatment is necessary. During routine exams, she will inspect every surface of all teeth, the health of your gums, and other factors.
If anything appears out of the ordinary, she will alert you to the condition, explain what potential problems might be causing the issues you are experiencing. Dental exams can be important for diagnosing any number of health conditions, ranging from cavities to gum disease to oral cancer.
Dental x-rays are important parts of overall dental care. While you will not receive an x-ray at every checkup, you should receive one if there are signs of cavities or deterioration in your mouth. In addition, dental x-rays can be used to diagnose things like bone loss if you are considering implants, oral cancer, and a great deal more.
Who Should Receive Dental Exams and X-Rays?
Simply put, everyone should receive dental exams and x-rays. Dental exams should be a central part of your twice-yearly checkup, and should also be provided during any type of emergency treatment. You should also receive an exam prior to determining whether or not you are a good candidate for dental treatments like bridges, crowns, veneers and more.
X-rays should be provided on an as-needed basis by your dentist in Florham Park. If signs of decay or deterioration are noticed during your checkup exam, then Dr. Gohard will likely order a series of x-rays. Depending on the area, amount and severity of the damage, you may need bitewing x-rays or full-mouth x-rays. Both are completely safe, and expose you to virtually no radiation at all.
You should also receive an examination and x-rays if you are suffering from damaged teeth, pain in the gum or tooth roots, pain in the sinuses and in many other situations.
How Often Should You Get a Dental Exam?
Ideally, you will have a dental exam at least twice per year. You should have one at every checkup, and you should have a checkup once every six months. This ensures that Dr. Gohard is able to track your oral health and helps to make sure that you do not develop oral health problems without having the opportunity to address those challenges before they become serious.
Emergency Exams and X-Rays
In some instances, you may need an emergency dental x-ray or an emergency dental exam. Some examples of these include sporting events, accidental slips/falls, auto accidents and the like. In any accident or occurrence where the jaw and/or teeth are impacted, a full exam may be required, and x-rays may be needed.
Schudule A Dental Exam
Whether it has been some time since you last had a dental exam, or you feel that you need dental x-rays to diagnose the cause of oral pain or discomfort, we can help. We invite you to call our Florham Park office at 973-377-2222 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gohard. She will be happy to provide you with an in-depth examination, as well as x-rays if deemed necessary.