Exams and Cleanings

Exams and Cleanings in Chicago, IL

Have you scheduled your dental exam and cleaning yet? Postponing a dental checkup and cleaning can result in unidentified problems and leave your teeth vulnerable to cavities.

The dentist will check your teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks, face, and neck for any signs of decay, cavities, chipped or broken teeth, sores or signs of oral cancer. Twice-a-year annual dental checkups are an important part of preventive dentistry.

Meet our specialists or call Ganger Family Dentistry for more information on dental exams and cleanings. Getting your teeth and gums regularly examined can bring hidden problems to light and enjoy the benefits of timely intervention.

Dental Exams and Cleanings in Chicago

In addition to maintaining oral health, dental checkups are crucial in early identification of certain health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. If your dentist notices any suspicious signs, he or she may send you for further diagnostic tests or treatment.

In addition to these conditions, signs of eating disorders are also visible during exams. It’s very important to ensure that you take your children and adolescents for their dental exams. Your dentist may recommend dental sealants or braces to correct uneven teeth. Moreover, they will also learn that regular dental exams are an important part of the annual schedule.

The exam is usually flowed by a professional cleaning, which should take no more than 30 minutes at most. Dental cleaning helps get rid of tartar and plaque and reduces the risks of cavities and decay. You can also sport a brighter, cleaner smile and enjoy fresh breath.

During a dental exam, your dentist will:

  • Examine your oral cavity for signs of infections and cavities
  • He or she will identify chipped, cracked or broken teeth
  • Our team will also evaluate your requirement for treatments or restorations
  • Provide advice on proper oral hygiene and nutrition and determine if you’re a candidate for fluoride treatment
  • Evaluate your bite and jaw for any problems
  • Examine for improperly fitted or loose prosthetics and make adjustments

Contact Ganger Family Dentistry in Chicago for further information regarding exams and cleanings.

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