Family Dentistry

Federal Way, Washington

Comprehensive Dental Exams

Getting routine dental exams is an integral part of preventive dental care. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should schedule dental cleaning and exams based on the intervals stipulated by your dentist. You typically need to see your dentist at least twice a year if you have healthy gums and teeth and more times if you are at risk for getting dental cavities or gum disease. Avalon Family Dentistry has a team of experts ready to help you achieve great hygiene habits and a bright smile.


Why Do You Need Regular Dental Exams?

Routine dental exams help with the early detection of cavities or gum diseases, making them easier to treat. It raises your chances of getting successful treatment and eliminates costly procedures and complications.

Since signs and symptoms of diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes usually appear in your mouth first, regular comprehensive dental exams play a crucial role in maintaining your overall health. If we spot any of these signs during your routine appointment, we may request that you go visit your primary physician.

What Should You Expect From a Dental Exam?

Our comprehensive dental exam involves a thorough examination of your entire oral health to ascertain that everything is well or to catch a problem early. We will perform digital X-rays to uncover any underlying issues such as infections, tooth decay, and bone loss. We will also assess your gums, teeth, and restorations, and we will do an oral cancer screening and a bite evaluation to ensure there are no abnormalities.

We will also perform a jaw and bite evaluation and TMJ examination and review your radiographs to check for chips, cracks, and decays. After your exam, we will sit with you to discuss your tooth decay risks and any other oral health issues we locate. We will also develop a personalized treatment plan for any restorative or preventative procedure to protect or enhance your oral health.

If you have any cosmetic concerns, we'll talk with you and propose cosmetic dentistry operations.


Professional Dental Exams Near Me in Federal Way, WA

If you are a resident of Federal Way, WA, and need dental care, we can help. At Avalon Family Dentistry, we are committed to partnering with you and your family to provide optimal oral health using state-of-the-art techniques accompanied by a gentle touch.

Avalon Family Dentistry makes it convenient to make an appointment. Call us today at (253) 941-6365 to get more information on our operating hours and to schedule dental exam appointments for you and your family.

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