Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Getting an Exam at Your Family Dental Clinic

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Any general dentistry expert will tell you that having regular dental exams is the best way to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. When you catch dental decay and disease early, it’s easier to treat. During a typical exam, you’ll have your teeth cleaned and polished, and every tooth will be carefully examined for signs of disease. If you have gum inflammation, you may be referred for a special periodontal exam. Your dentist may also take X-rays if needed. If it’s your first visit, your dentist may perform a more comprehensive exam that includes checking your entire mouth, head, and neck area.

Things You should Be Sure to Tell your Dentist

In order to make sure you get the most from your treatment, you can’t forget to tell your dentist about important things that affect your oral health. Be sure to cover the following points during your visit:

  • Your dental health history
  • Fears or anxieties you have when it comes to your dental health or treatment
  • Any existing medical conditions
  • All over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you’re taking
  • Any symptoms you might be having including swelling, pain, sensitivity, or lesions inside your mouth
  • Gag reflex issues

What You should Expect from a Comprehensive Exam

The following areas are usually evaluated during a comprehensive or new patient exam:

  • Periodontal evaluation of gum tissues
  • Clinical evaluation of all tooth surfaces
  • Temporomandibular joints
  • Occlusion or bite assessment
  • Salivary glands
  • Lymph nodes
  • Soft tissues of the lips, face, and cheeks

Your Individualized Treatment Plan

If any dental problems are discovered during your general dentistry exam, your dentist will create a treatment plan based on your unique needs. More advanced conditions may require a referral to a specialist such as a periodontist or endodontist. Your dentist can provide more details about any dental procedures you may require.

Let General Dentistry Save Your Smile by Contacting your Family Dental Temple Terrace Clinic Today

If you haven’t seen a dentist in months or years, you may unknowingly have dental decay or gum disease that could progress if untreated. Take the best step you can to save your smile, and reduce your future dental bills by calling your family dental Temple Terrace clinic today to schedule a comprehensive dental exam.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Temple Terrace. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace.

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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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