Periodic Oral Examination

Dental Exams Help Maintain Your Oral Health

Periodic Dental Exams - Bourgeois DentalMost patients need a periodic oral examination at least once every six months. This type of exam is performed to monitor your mouth for changes since your last evaluation and involves searching for signs of disease in the teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. If it has been a while since your previous dental care, you may need a comprehensive oral exam instead.

In addition to the evaluation of potential oral problems, a periodic oral exam also includes inspection for signs of systemic diseases. Many systemic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid problems, manifest oral symptoms, and identification of these diseases is crucial.

Make certain you are on schedule for your periodic oral exam. Call Bourgeois Dental at (412) 233-3313 now.