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What to Expect During Your Dental Exam

May 24, 2021
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Posted By: Scott M. Hannaman, DDS
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Visiting your dentist for regular dental exams is the best way to maintain the best possible oral health. Regular dental exams allow our dentist in Lake Charles to monitor ongoing oral health issues, and fix any problems that crop up with the most conservative treatment options available to us. 

With early intervention in developing dental problems, you can prevent many complex dental issues and procedures from occurring in the first place, saving you money and time spent in your dentist’s office down the road.

What Should I Expect at a Routine Dental Exam in Lake Charles?

When you arrive for your dental exam, you can expect a warm welcome from our dental team. We will go over your medical and medication history, along with any other necessary paperwork, before performing a thorough dental exam, closely inspecting your teeth and gums for any health issues or diseases. 

Drs. Herbert, Hannaman, and Ritter all offer gentle, comprehensive dental exams to patients that include an oral cancer screening and an evaluation for gum disease. We recommend a dental exam and teeth cleaning at least once every six months, but we generally only take patient x-rays once per year. For that reason, you may need x-rays at every routine exam.

After your exam, our dental hygienist will carefully clean your teeth and gums, removing plaque and tartar. You will leave your routine dental exam with a plan to treat any dental problems we’ve found and a clean, healthier smile!

Why Isn't Home Care Enough?

When plaque turns into tartar on your teeth, you cannot remove it at home with a toothbrush and floss. A professional dental hygienist must remove tartar using special dental tools. Fortunately, we can perform your dental cleaning quickly and easily, so you can enjoy better oral health without any hassle!

Contact Our Dentist Office in Lake Charles, LA!

Dr. Edward J. Hebert, Dr. Gage E. Ritter, and Dr. Scott M. Hannaman are here to help you if you need a routine teeth cleaning or exam. Reach out to our friendly dental team today at (337) 474-4892 to schedule your routine dental appointment, which is essential to keeping your teeth and gums strong and healthy.

In our Lake Charles dental office, we can meet all your dental needs, helping you achieve and maintain your beautiful smile!

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