Comprehensive Dental Examination (Oral Cancer Exam) – Jupiter, FL

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Overview

To optimize your health, you should try to avoid dental issues by having them diagnosed before they develop into more painful conditions. These problems can be identified during a dental examination for yourself and your whole family. While the mouth is examined superficially during your bi-annual cleaning, a dental examination consists of a more thorough analysis. Dental examinations at SEDA Dental of Jupiter assess your total and oral health by looking for signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, and other diseases. Our skilled team of dental professionals will determine your need for procedures and discover any problems with your bite and jaw. Digital images can be used for a better view of the hidden problems in your teeth, jawbone, and gums. If you live near Jupiter, FL, make an appointment for a dental examination at our state-of-the-art facility.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is an abnormal cell growth in the mouth, including the jawbone, lips, gums, throat, salivary glands, and tongue. Each exam at SEDA Dental of Jupiter will include a screening for oral cancer to check for any symptoms, including inflammation, sores, lesions, and lumps. We will also feel your jaw and throat for abnormal growths. Should any areas of concern be discovered, a biopsy can be done or you may need care from a specialist.

Best Candidates

Jupiter, FL residents of every age should receive an annual examination. Some of the most common issues, such as periodontal disease (the top reason for tooth loss), may not have signs or symptoms you can see. If issues are noticed early, you will have more treatment options and a better chance at a full recovery.

The ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that babies visit a dentist before they turn one. We can talk about common concerns, including teething, using pacifiers, and baby bottle tooth decay. Our team at SEDA Dental of Jupiter can talk to you about ways to clean and care for your baby's oral health so they develop good habits early in life. Dental examinations are also vital for older children as their teeth, gums, and jaw develop.

What To Expect

Your dental exam will begin with a cursory evaluation of your tongue, gums, teeth, throat, inside your cheeks, roof of your mouth, and other checkpoints. This includes checking for symptoms of oral cancer. A member of our team may take digital images and evaluate abnormal gum tissue. We will evaluate your neck, head, and jaw, including your bite and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). We will then discuss any issues discovered and your treatment options. Additionally, we will go over any other concerns you may have, prescriptions and supplements you are taking, and if they might affect your dental health by causing tooth decay or dry mouth. Lastly, we will check any restorations you have, such as crowns and dentures, to assess the wear and fit.

Follow-Up

How soon you need to return will be based on the results of your exam. If no concerns are identified, then you should continue to follow a regular dental health regimen with flossing and brushing every day, plus attend yearly dental examinations and twice-yearly professional cleanings at SEDA Dental of Jupiter. If an issue that needs treatment is found, procedures can be reviewed and planned.

Insurance Coverage

Since a dental exam is crucial to your health, it is frequently covered by insurance. We can contact your insurance to calculate your coverage and any personal expenses. If you do not have insurance, SEDA Dental of Jupiter takes several payments, including medical financing. We can work with you to help you afford good dental health.

Annual Dental Exams

Keeping your mouth healthy means you cannot go to the dentist only when something is wrong. Seeking preventive care may save your mouth from additional problems, as well as a lot of money and time. We suggest appointments at SEDA Dental of Jupiter once a year for a dental exam. This can help to minimize concerns by treating them in the early stages. We work hard to make dental visits a pleasant experience for all patients so it is easier to keep yourself healthy. Contact our team in Jupiter, FL to schedule your dental exam.

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