Regular checkups are very important for maintaining positive oral health. These visits give us the opportunity to provide a thorough examination of the patient’s teeth and mouth and provide recommendations based on our findings.
At Westchase Smiles Institute Institute, patient comfort is always a top priority. We offer a stocked beverage bar so that patients can feel refreshed during their visit. Our patient rooms feature flat-screen TVs with Netflix which allows patients to enjoy themselves while we do our job. Blankets and pillows are also available upon request for added comfort. And scheduling visits is easy with our family scheduling options and extended hours.
During your thorough examination, we will closely check your teeth for any problems or issues that may have developed. We accomplish this by using special equipment to check teeth, gums and oral tissues. When necessary, we use our findings to make recommendations for any treatments and services that can be used to improve oral health. In addition to visually examining the teeth, if necessary, we use CBCT imaging and an intraoral camera to check the teeth in even greater detail.
X-rays can be used to get a look for any issues beneath the surface. In many cases, problems and issues can only be detected in this manner. Taking X-rays also allows us to better understand exactly why a patient may be complaining of certain issues. Sometimes, X-rays even help us detect problems as they are developing so that we can help the patient before any troubling symptoms appear. We find that X-rays are helpful for detecting tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and more.