Dental Exams and X-Rays

Maintaining a healthy mouth requires twice yearly dental exams and cleanings with Dr. Rakesh D. Pema. Keeping up with these appointments will allow problems to be caught while still at an early stage, helping you avoid greater risks, financial costs and more involved procedures. 

How it's done
Dr. Pema will first examine your mouth visually, using dental equipment such as mouth mirrors, dental instruments, high intensity lighting and laser cavity detection. They will look for cracked and decayed teeth, as well as review other important items such as:
 
  • Medical history: Dr. Pema will assess how any new medical conditions or illnesses may affect your dental health.
  • Examination for tooth decay: Your mouth will be checked for cracked or decayed teeth.
  • Oral cancer screening: The face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums will be checked for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Your gums and bone around the teeth will be checked for any evidence of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Current fillings, crowns, and other restorations are made sure to be in good order.
 
Diagnostic x-rays will also be taken of the inside of your mouth to uncover any hidden problems, especially beneath your gums. Bitewing x-rays are typically taken about every year, while a full mouth series or panoramic x-ray is recommended every 3-5 years.
 
To schedule a dental exam in our Mesa AZ office, call (480) 832-9199 today!

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