What to Expect during a Dental Examination
Searching for a dentist in Castle Rock might seem overwhelming. After all, you have many choices – and probably a few questions.
If you have avoided the dentist for a while, you might wonder what to expect when you return for your next examination. At Oakwood Dental, we make the examination process all about you and your health. Our friendly team never makes patients feel guilty about any conditions that develop. We help you find solutions that will restore the health and appearance of your smile.
We have just met! Let’s take a little time for us to get to know one another and discuss any changes you have noticed in your oral health. We begin each exam by giving you a chance to ask questions, discuss any problems, or even to chat about cosmetic dentistry options to give you the smile you have always wanted.
Dr. Brandt Jones or Dr. Leah McQuigg will begin by looking at each tooth and identifying any cracks, recession, or visible decay that should be addressed.
You might hear us talking to an assistant who will make notes in your digital chart. We will discuss everything once your exam is complete.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Not every condition is visible, so dental x-rays help our dentists wee what lies beneath the surface of your enamel and gum tissue. We save your images in your digital chart to compare over time.
Healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth and body. We measure the pockets between teeth and gums to identify the presence of gum disease. Gum disease puts your oral health and your overall health at risk. We provide gum treatments to eliminate infection and encourage healthy tissue.
Once we have the “big picture” information we need to present all of your options and help you come up with a plan, we will sit down and talk to you about it. We always respect the decision you make for your health – after all, it is your smile!
When searching for a dentist in Castle Rock, we invite you to contact our office to schedule an exam. We look forward to helping you restore your oral health with gentle dentistry.