What Happens at a Typical Dental Check-up?
Preston Campbell Dental will do an oral exam of your mouth (for signs and symptoms of oral cancer or other diseases), gums, and teeth; research your all around health and medicine use; diagnose any dental health problems; and make treatment suggestions. This is achieved using digital x-rays, laser cavity detection devices and measurement of your gums, or other diagnostic aids as the doctor deems suitable.
If any dental health problems are identified in your evaluation, we will develop a personal plan of action. Your plan for treatment will always include a good faith estimate of potential costs with or without insurance so you will know exactly where you stand.
“I just want a teeth cleaning!” Sound typical? For us, too! The question you should ask is, ‘Which One?’ Were you aware that the ADA and dental insurance companies recognize four unique variations of cleanings? The truth is that “just a cleaning” is really a medical-legal treatment based on a specific diagnosis. The doctor needs to actually diagnose your oral condition, whether healthy or in need of some help, then provide treatment based on a diagnosis. Remember, your diagnosis is based on your clinical presentation and history, and your treatment is based on the diagnosis.