Dental Exam And X-Rays
Thorough reviews of your oral health are important to maintaining your wellness. Our practice follows the guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association (ADA) when examining new and returning patients. We take pride in the quality of support we offer for people in the Dallas, TX area, and we are ready to help in the event we identify a possible problem.
Comprehensive dental reviews are provided for all of our new patients, and they are recommended once every three years for returning patients. During these sessions, we rely on visual reviews and x-rays to carefully evaluate your teeth, gums, and oral structures to find any symptoms of note. Your mouth can be a window into your overall health. General problems that can have identifiable symptoms include:
- Problems with diabetes, particularly when the condition is not being managed
- Systemic disorders like leukemia
- High blood pressure
- Potential cardiovascular problems (gum disease can raise your risk for this issue)
- Oral cancer
- Immune abnormalities
- Sinus problems (an evaluation for this can rule out dental problems as responsible for discomfort)
Dental Radiographs, often referred to as x-rays, help us identify hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities.
In addition to keeping radiation emissions limited during evaluations, we provide lead aprons and shields, and can also offer a lead thyroid collar to offer protection. These are safety measures to control any incidental exposure on what is already a limited and contained emission, comparable to the dose received during a cross-country flight.
We can also discuss the use of digital x-rays, which use electronic sensors instead of film. This technology reduces radiation, and can lead to quicker processing!
Contact Us for More Information
For new and returning patients, comprehensive exams and x-rays can lead to the important early detection of both dental and general health problems. We provide this service to help you determine if you have something to worry about, and it can be important for confirming that your oral hygiene efforts remain effective. For more information, call SILK Dental Wellness in Dallas, TX today at 214-969-7455, or use our online request system.