After you receive a dental cleaning, you will also have a dental exam. We typically take X-rays only once yearly unless any problems arise that need to be addressed. X-rays allow us to see your tooth’s structure to look for cavities, impacted teeth, infections, cracked teeth, and other dental problems that must be fixed.
In addition to taking X-rays, Dr. Escoto or Dr. Mantovani will also complete a physical inspection of your mouth. They will look at your gums to check for gum disease symptoms such as inflamed, receding, or bleeding gums, odd sores in the mouth, or any other anomalies.
Oral cancer screening is integral to your dental exam; when caught early, oral cancer is treatable. Even young people can develop mouth cancer, so seeing your Miami Beach general dentist at least twice each year is imperative. Please don’t think that oral cancer affects only older adults.
Our dental exams allow us to achieve that ounce of prevention to avoid the pound of cure. Advanced dental treatments can be costly, and sometimes dental insurance does not cover procedures necessary to save your teeth or gums. We simply cannot emphasize enough the importance of making your appointments for twice-yearly dental cleanings and exams at SoBe Dentist™.