Dental Exam and Cleaning Mooresville, NC
Regular cleanings and checkups are essential for maintaining a healthy smile. Dental checkups at Mooresville Dental Group provide an opportunity for you to discuss your oral health concerns with our dentists. Our dentists in Mooresville, NC offer guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, recommend oral care products suited to your needs, and provide advice on maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle for optimal oral health.
What Does a Dental Exam in Mooresville, NC Involve?
At regular check-up exams, our dentist and hygienist will perform the following:
Oral Examination: Conduct a comprehensive examination of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks, and other oral tissues. They will visually inspect for signs of decay, gum disease, oral lesions, or any abnormalities. They may use a small mirror and/or special dental instruments to thoroughly examine each tooth and the surrounding areas.
X-Rays: X-rays, also known as dental radiographs, are commonly taken during dental exams which provide detailed images of your teeth, roots, and jawbone, allowing the dentist to detect issues that may not be visible during the visual examination. X-rays can reveal tooth decay, infections, bone loss, impacted teeth, and other dental problems.
Gum Evaluation: Assess the health of your gums by measuring the depth of the gum pockets around each tooth. This helps determine if you have gum disease or any signs of gum inflammation (gingivitis). They may also check for gum recession, which can expose the tooth roots and lead to tooth sensitivity.
Bite and Jaw Evaluation: Evaluate your bite (how your upper and lower teeth come together) and assess the alignment of your jaw. They will check for any signs of teeth grinding (bruxism), jaw joint disorders (temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ), or other bite-related issues that may require further evaluation or treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening: As part of the dental exam, our dentist will perform an oral cancer screening. They will visually inspect your oral tissues, including your lips, tongue, cheeks, throat, and the floor and roof of your mouth, looking for any signs of abnormal growths, sores, or discolorations.
Discussion and Treatment Recommendations: Once the dental exam is complete, our dentist will discuss the dental issues and give you treatment recommendations. They may also discuss preventive measures, oral hygiene techniques, and lifestyle habits that can promote oral health.
Contact us today in Mooresville to schedule your next dental checkups and cleanings. You can also call us at: (704) 663-1354.
Our Location & Office Hours
Mooresville, NC Dentist Drs. Poore, Robinson & Associates, PA 672 Carpenter Ave Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 663-1354
- Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: By Appointment
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed