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Good oral health creates the best smile! The American Dental Association recommends a comprehensive dental exam starting at age two. At Rancho Dental Studio, we perform these dental exams so that we can determine what you need right now and plan for your future dental care.
When you schedule regular comprehensive dental exams, we can catch problems early, reducing the number of visits to our office and the chance of needing more costly procedures done later.
Rancho Dental Studio performs comprehensive dental exams at every cleaning. We will:
- Discuss your dental and overall health since your last exam
- Check for tooth decay, cracks and chips
- Evaluate bite and jaw
- Examine existing restorations
- Screen for gum disease and periodontal disease
- Conduct TMJ examination
- Screen for oral cancer
- Clean teeth thoroughly, removing plaque and stains
- Take full mouth digital x-rays (once a year)
Usually detectable and curable, oral cancer can affect lips, cheek lining, gums, tongue, floor and roof of the mouth, and back toward the throat. About 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are found each year. Your dentist stands as your first line of detection and defense against this disease.
Always report to Rancho Dental Studio if you discover any of these possible signs:
- Sores that bleed easily or do not heal
- Lumps or spots that are thick or hard
- Persistently rough or crusted areas
- Numbness, pain or tenderness that may be new or persisting
During your regular dental exam, we will ask if you notice problems chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving any part of your mouth or tongue. We routinely screen for oral cancer as part of every comprehensive dental exam or cleaning.
BIO/SCREEN Oral Exam System
With early screening, we as dentists can save lives!
The frequency of oral cancer is increasing every day, and nobody can explain why because we are a complex consuming population with daily exposures to a vast number of cancer-causing agents. Unfortunately, Oral cancer can occur for any number of reasons and yet the medical community still needs all the help we can give in order to make sure you stay on the good side of health!
After each comprehensive dental exam, we’ll discuss our findings and make plans for any special treatments needed. Call Rancho Dental Studio to schedule a comprehensive dental exam today. Taking care of your teeth and oral health today will help you maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime!