Adults and children who don’t have any serious dental problems typically see a general dentist every six months. Many people think their dentist is merely checking for cavities but dentists are looking for so much more when they ask a patient to open their mouth. This is what patients should expect at every dental visit.
Dentists take xrays of patients’ mouths to determine if there have been any changes since the last visit. This is why it’s so important to see a dentist regularly. Regular visits help dentists determine how quickly a condition is changing so they can make an appropriate decision about treatment. The results of the xrays tell a dentist whether a condition needs to be addressed immediately or if they should wait until the next visit.
During an oral exam, a dentist will assess the condition of the patient’s teeth but will also look …