What to Expect at Your Dental Exam

Dental exams are essential and should be performed on regular basis to help keeping your teeth healthy. Many dental offices in Virginia Beach require an initial dental exam to check the condition of your teeth and gums. Here is a little checklist of things that your dentist or dental hygienist may ask you at the exam:

  • Medications – let your dentist know about any medications you are currently taking.
  • Previous dental work – tell your dentist of any dental work that you had before. The exam will show the fillings, but you may want to talk about cosmetic procedures or dentures that you may have.
  • Allergies – as any doctor, your dentist will need to know about your allergies. You will get a chance to jot down the list of allergies when you fill out the patient information form.
  • Pregnancy – there are certain procedures, such as dental x-rays, that are not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

At the initial exam you will meet your dentist and your hygienist. We have great staff in our Virginia Beach dental office that is always happy to help you. We will take your bite x-rays and a full mouth x-ray that will help us identify any problems that you might have. You will talk to your dentist and determine your individual treatment plan.

Please contact our Virginia Beach dental office for more information and to make an appointment. Keep your teeth healthy and smile bright!