Oral Examinations in Detroit, MI

Oral examinations are essential to maintaining good oral health and overall health. During your oral examination at Brandon H. Barton Jr., D.D.S., P.C, our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Our dentist will also look for abnormalities in the mouth's soft tissues, such as oral cancer or other growths.

Regular dental exams allow our dentist to properly monitor the condition of your teeth, gums, tongue, and other tissues in your mouth. They also allow our dentist to detect and treat problems early before they become more severe and costly. Most dentists recommend that patients visit them for an oral examination and cleaning every six months. However, if you have certain risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, or heart disease, you may need to visit us more often. 

What to Expect During a Dental Exam?

Our dentist in Detroit, MI, will ask you about your medical history and assess your current dental health during the oral exam. They will examine your teeth and gums using various tools and techniques and check for cavities, plaque buildup, gum health, and overall tooth structure. They may also take X-rays of your teeth to examine their internal structure closely. If any problems are detected, they will recommend treatment accordingly.

In some cases, our dentist may use an intraoral camera to take a closer look at your mouth. This camera can capture images of the inside of your mouth so our dentist can see any potential problems and plan treatment accordingly.

The Benefits of Oral Exams 

Regular oral exams are essential in the fight against gum disease and tooth decay. During an oral exam in Detroit, MI, our dentist first checks for signs of tartar buildup. Tartar is a hard, sticky substance that forms on teeth when plaque is not removed regularly. Plaque is the soft, sticky film that builds up on our teeth and contains bacteria that can cause cavities and other oral health problems.

Our dentist in Detroit, MI, also looks for signs of cavities and gingivitis during an oral examination. By catching these problems early, you can often avoid more severe issues. As part of the oral exam, our dentist also performs an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer can be deadly if not caught early.

By getting regular oral examinations, you can ensure that your mouth is healthy and free of any problems. 

If you don’t get oral exams regularly, you risk developing oral health problems that can become more serious and expensive. Visit Brandon H. Barton Jr., D.D.S., P.C., at 11200 E McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48234, or call (313) 521-6400 to schedule your next oral examination and invest in the well-being of your oral and overall health.


Contact Us

11200 E McNichols Rd.,
Detroit, MI, MI, 48234

Email: Schedule1@bartondental.net

Phone: (313) 521-6400

Working Hours

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