Dental Exams

Providing Honest, Excellent Dental Care for Your Family

Dental Exams in San Tan Valley, AZ

Keep your dental health in check by coming to San Tan Family Dentistry for a dental examination. Our premier dental practice in San Tan Valley, Arizona, has advanced technology, experienced dental care practitioners, and personalized service to ensure your dental check-up is thorough and comfortable. If we detect a problem, we can develop a manageable treatment plan to keep your smile healthy.

Why Should You Get a Routine Dental Exam?

We recommend that most patients schedule a routine dental examination every six months, in conjunction with a professional dental cleaning. Keeping close track of your dental health means we’ll spot tooth decay and gum disease in the early stages, which makes treatment easier and less costly. Some people believe they should only come to the dentist if they notice something wrong with their teeth. That’s not very wise because some dental problems are not noticeable until they have grown and become serious issues. However, a qualified dentist will be able to detect problems and take care of them so that you can avoid costly restorative treatments later on.

Our team provides individualized dental care because we are committed to your oral health and wellness. Complete dental care includes educating you on the best ways to keep your mouth healthy at home. Oral care education is an essential aspect of each dental examination. 

If you notice any problems or changes inside your mouth, please schedule an appointment for an exam. We will listen carefully to you, complete a thorough examination, and develop a professional diagnosis and treatment plan.

The Components of a Dental Exam

Each dental exam will include the following components:

  • Dental x-rays. Our digital x-rays allow the dentist to spot problems that are not visible.
  • Complete exam. The dentist examines the inside of your mouth and studies the x-rays. The dentist will inspect your teeth, soft tissues, and joints. If you have any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, tooth fractures, or other problems, the dentist will note it and discuss with you which treatment is best.
  • Oral cancer screening. Bi-annual oral cancer screenings are straightforward, fast exams that look for signs of oral cancer. 
  • Diagnosis and treatment plan (if necessary). If we find any issues that need to be addressed we will educate you on your options for treatment, so you can get the problem taken care of before it worsens. 

How Long Does the Dental Exam Take?

Dental exams typically take around 20 or more minutes, after which Dr. Thomas will discuss your treatment options with you.  If you have a professional cleaning on the same appointment, the appointment will be longer.

Dental Exam Cost

If you have dental insurance, your plan likely covers the cost of your dental check-up. Let us know if you have any questions concerning the prices of any of our services

San Tan Family Dentistry Is Here For Your Dental Health

We are a family dental office committed to the dental health of everyone who walks through our door. We build quality relationships with our long-term patients, so we can keep tabs on your overall dental health, drawing on the information we have gathered from past examinations. Our soothing office environment in San Tan Valley helps keep you relaxed. If we find any problems during your examination, we’ll talk about them with you and help you decide the best course to take for treatments. You can trust us to take good care of your teeth and gums.

Please contact us if it’s time to schedule your next dental exam. We look forward to seeing you!