Comprehensive Dental Examination (Oral Cancer Exam) – Pompano Beach, FL

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Overview

If you want to stay healthy, you should try to avoid dental issues by getting them diagnosed before they develop into bigger conditions. These problems can be identified during a dental exam for yourself and your whole family. While the mouth is checked at your bi-annual cleaning, a dental exam consists of a more thorough analysis. Dental examinations at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach assess your overall oral health by looking for tooth decay, signs of oral cancer, and other diseases. Our talented dental team will determine your need for procedures and check for problems with your bite and jaw. Digital images will be used for a better view of the hidden problems in your teeth, jaw, and gums. If you live near Pompano Beach, FL, make an appointment for a dental exam for your family at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is an abnormal group of cells in the mouth, including the gums, jawbone, lips, tongue, throat, and salivary glands. Each dental examination at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach will include a screening for oral cancer to check for any symptoms, including inflammation, sores, lesions, and lumps. One of our skilled dentists will also feel your neck and jaw for abnormal growths. Should any areas of concern be discovered, a biopsy can be done or you may need care from a specialist.

Best Candidates

Pompano Beach, FL residents of every age should get a dental exam every year. Some of the most common conditions, such as periodontal disease (the top reason for tooth loss), do not have signs you can see. If concerns are noticed early, you are more likely to have more treatment options.

The ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that children visit a dentist before they turn one. The SEDA Dental team can talk about common problems, including using pacifiers, teething, and baby bottle tooth decay. Our team at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach can teach you ways to clean and care for your baby's oral health so they develop good habits early in life. Dental examinations are also crucial for older children as their teeth, gums, and jaw develop.

What To Expect

Your appointment will begin with an initial assessment of your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, the roof of your mouth, inside your cheeks, and other checkpoints. This includes checking for symptoms of oral cancer. A member of our team may take digital x-rays and check for abnormal gum tissue. We will evaluate your neck, head, and jaw, including the bite and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Then, we will discuss any concerns we may have discovered and inform you of your treatment options. Our team will go over any other conditions you may have, prescriptions you are taking, and if they might affect your dental health by causing tooth decay or dry mouth. Lastly, we will check any restorations you have, such as bridges and dentures, to assess the wear and fit.

Follow-Up

When to schedule your next appointment will be based on the results of your exam. If our dental team doesn't find any problems, then you can follow a home oral care routine with flossing and brushing every day, plus yearly dental examinations and twice-yearly professional cleanings at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach. If a team member does find a concern that needs to be treated, procedures can be reviewed and planned.

Insurance Coverage

Since a dental exam is so important to your dental health, it's usually covered by insurance. We can talk to your insurance company to understand your coverage and determine any personal expenses. If you don't have insurance, SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach accepts several payment methods, including medical financing. SEDA Dental works with you to help you afford excellent dental care.

Annual Dental Exams

Having great oral health means you don't just go to the dentist when something is wrong. You have to be proactive with preventive care. This may protect your teeth and gums from harm, and save you a lot of time and money in the long run. We suggest visiting SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach annually for a dental exam. This can help you to minimize problems by catching them in the early stages. We work hard to make dental examinations a pleasant experience for you so you'll enjoy coming back. Contact our team in Pompano Beach, FL to schedule your exam.

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