Dentists check teeth for tooth decay (cavities) and signs of excessive wear. Dentists will check the gums for gum disease; the tongue, cheek, and throat for oral disease such as cold sores and oral cancer; and the jaw for temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).
A dental exam may include X-rays to check for cavities between the teeth and problems below the gumline or in the jaw where they cannot be detected by visual inspection.
Often, a dentist will do an examination every six months at your regular cleaning. X-rays are usually recommended every one to two years. A comprehensive exam including full gum measurement is recommended every three years.
Most insurance policies cover dental exams once or twice a year. However, coverage will vary between policies. We can help to confirm your policy coverage when you come in for an appointment.
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