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Our efficient and reliable team at Great Neck Dental Associates provides complete oral exams to help prevent problems down the line. Oral exams are among the most effective preventive care options that can help highlight hidden issues before they transform into more significant issues.

We offer oral exams for children and adults.

What Do Complete Oral Exams Involve?

Complete oral exams involve a series of painless and accurate procedures aimed at identifying problems like tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and signs of oral cancer.

Visual Exam

Our dentists in Great Neck, NY, will examine your teeth, lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, and neck for any abnormalities. Suspicious signs could include stains, discolorations, holes, redness, or swelling in the gums or pus.

Diagnostic X-Rays

If the dentist needs a more clear picture, we may suggest a diagnostic x-ray to reveal hidden cavities, decay, or infection in the subgingival layers. Modern digital imaging allows 360-degree imaging, and the dentist can retrieve the images for future reference too.

Occlusion and Smile Analysis

We evaluate your bite and smile, and our dentist near you may recommend further treatment tailored to your needs.

Screening for Tooth Decay

Tooth decay may not always show up in the form of visible symptoms. Our trained team will carefully evaluate your oral cavity for receding gums, blackening of enamel, and tiny holes.

Periodontal Disease Screening

Gum disease can weaken the tooth socket and cause bone loss. In extreme cases, the infection may affect the overall being of the patient. Our dentist at Great Neck Dental Associates will look for swelling, tenderness, gum pockets, and bleeding.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening will be performed as part of routine checkups or can be scheduled separately. The dentist will look for soreness, bumps, lesions, or patches in the mouth, lips, gums, and tongue. Our VELscope®️ tool helps highlight abnormal cancerous and precancerous cells that may be hidden from view.

If you’re looking to schedule twice-yearly complete oral exams in Great Neck, NY, please call our dentist for an appointment today.

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