Since the process of consuming and digesting foods begins in the mouth, everything we consume causes food to remain between our teeth, and these foods cause bacteria to form over time, resulting in deterioration of oral health. Therefore, regular dental examination is required.
What is a Dental Examination?
A detailed examination of the problems in the teeth or gums by the dentists is called a dental examination. During the examination, existing or potential problems are determined and the necessary treatment process is planned in order to eliminate them.
Regular dental examinations; It is of great importance in terms of early planning of the treatment process and preventing tooth loss or similar problems in the future.
Procedures that may be performed by the dentist during a dental examination include:
Teeth and gums undergo a detailed control and existing problems are detected. Existing problems can be detected to a large extent with a detailed dental examination.
X-rays are often requested in today's dental examinations. Thanks to the x-ray, it can be easily noticed whether there is damage to the jaw bones, the presence and condition of impacted teeth, the presence of cysts, abscesses, tumors or bruises that cannot be seen. Panoramic x-rays may also be requested by dentists in order to view the lower and upper jaw bones together, apart from normal x-rays.
During the examination, the physician can perform a professional cleaning process in order to see the underlying problems and to ensure oral hygiene. During the cleaning process, special sprays are used and the underside of the gum line is cleaned. In this way, tartar and plaques that can cause bad breath, caries or bigger problems are cleaned. After the cleaning process, tooth polishing can be done if necessary.
How Often Is a Dental Examination Performed?
If there is no visible or felt problem with your teeth or gums, it is considered ideal to have a dental examination every 3 to 6 months. But if you have any problems with your teeth, if you have had filling or root canal treatment, then you can keep the time between your dentist visits shorter.