At Dr. Castro's dental office , our dentistry team is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene and preventative dental care.
The Dental Examination
A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended twice-yearly for children and adults. During your initial dental examination our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be required at every visit, and Dr. Castro will discuss whether new X-rays will be required.
During a twice-yearly check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Castro will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage using a small pick instrument and mirror. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, Dr. Castro may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.
After your examination Dr. Castro will provide you a detailed explanation of her examination and recommendations of treatment. This may include pictures of your teeth that provide a more detailed view of the condition of your teeth.