Dental Exams

Dentist Surrey BC

Our goal is to make your first visit to our office enjoyable and relaxing. We understand that visiting the dentist can be stressful, which is why our experienced dental professionals provide personalized care and attention to make you feel at ease.

Our comprehensive dental exam takes approximately 60 minutes and covers a wide range of assessments, including an extra-oral exam, a temporal mandibular joint exam, a soft tissue exam, an oral cancer screening, an occlusal and orthodontic exam, a radiographic exam, a dentition exam, a periodontal exam, and preventative hygiene. We also review your relevant medical and dental history to ensure that we provide you with the best dental care possible.

 

At Strawberry Hill Family Dental, we believe that patient education plays a critical part in enabling patients to take a proactive role in their own care. Our team of experienced dental professionals will discuss our findings with you and develop a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your dental health goals.

 

We understand that maintaining optimal dental health is essential to your overall health and wellbeing. That’s why we recommend regular dental exams to detect and prevent potential dental issues before they become serious. If we notice that you haven’t had a cleaning done in a while, we may recommend further cleaning to ensure that we have completely cleaned your root surfaces.

 

Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive dental exam and take the first step towards achieving optimal dental health. Trust us to be your partner in dental health!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Need A Dental X-Ray?

Dental x-rays are essential diagnostic tools that provides valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. We can detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.

 

Dental x-rays may reveal:

 

  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours.
  • Cavities between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.

 

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, and unnecessary discomfort.

Are Dental X-Rays Safe? What You Need To Know.

At Strawberry Hill Family Dental, we understand that many patients have concerns about dental x-rays and radiation exposure. That’s why our experienced dentists take necessary precautions to limit your exposure to radiation during your dental exam.

 

We use only the necessary x-rays and provide lead apron shields to protect your body from radiation. Our team also takes great care to ensure that the x-ray equipment is properly calibrated to minimize radiation exposure.

 

It’s important to note that we are all exposed to radiation in our daily lives, whether it’s from the sun, cell phones, or even riding in an airplane. In fact, an average 7-hour plane ride exposes each passenger to approximately 0.02 mSv (or 16 small dental X-rays).

 

When it comes to dental x-rays, the annual set of four “bitewing” x-rays we take to check for cavities exposes you to a total amount of radiation of only about 0.005 mSv (millisieverts). This is less than an average daily dose of radiation and poses a very low risk to your health.

 

At Strawberry Hill Family Dental, we prioritize your safety and wellbeing. We follow strict guidelines and protocols to ensure that your dental exam is as safe as possible.

How Often Should Dental X-Rays Be Taken?

The need for dental x-rays depends on each individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend the necessary x-rays based on the risk assessment upon the review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, and risk of disease.

 

A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

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