What do you check for during my dental exam?
It depends on the age of the patient. When your young child comes to the dentist at a very early age, we are primarily looking to ensure your child’s comfort in the dental chair. Beautiful, healthy teeth that last a lifetime start with early education on preventive care. Good home care is essential, as are regular trips to the dentist for cleanings and examinations.
Your Child's First Visit
Your child’s initial visits to the dentist are primarily to ensure that dental care is a regular part of his or her wellness routine. Your Metairie children’s dentist will also be on alert for any signs of common dental conditions, including cavities and gum disease.
Adult Dental Exam
For adults, we work hard to stay ahead of dental problems with regular examinations and cleanings, and by taking digital x-rays and using intraoral cameras. With both of these options, we can see beyond what can be seen with the naked eye. This way, when dental issues do arise, we can treat them as early as possible. When dental issues are addressed early, treatment is almost always less expensive—and less painful!