Patients are strongly encouraged to participate in dental check-ups every 6 months. Along with a dental cleaning, a dental exam and x-rays may be performed. These procedures allow Dr. Yoon to maintain your oral health, prevent issues, and detect any early onset problems. Putting off routine cleanings can result in damage to teeth and a costly visit that could have been easily avoided.
First, a visual examination will occur. Dr. Yoon will utilize dental tools during the exam while looking for signs of decaying or cracked teeth, among other things. Some of these dental tools include high-intensity lights and small mouth mirrors.
Diagnostic x-rays reveal hidden issues that can not always be detected visually. Although twice yearly check-ups are encouraged, bitewing x-rays are typically only taken once a year. A panographic x-ray revolves around a patient’s head. This kind of x-ray is taken less frequently, every 3-5 years.