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Is your six-month checkup approaching? If so, your smile is on its way toward the necessary treatment that eliminates harmful oral bacteria as well as treats and prevents dental issues. Your appointment will have two sections. The first section will be the dental cleaning and the second section will be the comprehensive dental exam. To help you know more about the comprehensive dental exam, our dental team is happy to share some details with you.

Your appointment will start with a thorough dental cleaning. After the cleaning, one of our dentists, Dr. Sunny Pannu and Dr. Kierian Nwugwo, will perform a thorough exam. This will involve inspecting the teeth, gums, and underlying bone (this is possible because of dental X-rays) and searching for any signs of dental issues. This will include tooth decay, enamel erosion, and gum disease. After the exam, they will perform an oral cancer screening, which is nothing to worry about. It’s just a precaution that involves looking for white patches or other cancer signs in the mouth.

The exam will help you and your smile more than you might realize. In fact, it can help you avoid dental issues—big and small. For instance, you could have a crack in your tooth (which typically results from chewing on hard objects, like pens and pencils) that gets bigger and bigger with added pressure and time. However, during the exam, your dentist could spot the little crack and treat it before it gets worse.

For more information about your upcoming comprehensive exam in Vestal, New York, please call New York Dental Group and talk to our dental team. We are here to help you create a healthy, confident smile!