There is very little risk to having a dental exam.
The cleaning may be uncomfortable, but it is not usually painful.
Dental x-rays are safe for most people.
What should I expect at a dental exam?
During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will:
- Evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene.
- Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease.
- Evaluate your need for tooth restoration or replacement.
- Check your bite and jaw for problems.
- Remove stains or deposits on your teeth.
What does a dental check up include?
At the dental check up your dental professional will check for cavities. X-rays might be taken to detect cavities between your teeth. The exam will also include a check for plaque and tartar on your teeth. The check-up should also include a careful examination of your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck.
Is teeth scaling painful?
Does Dental Scaling Hurt? During the teeth scaling process, your dentist or dental hygienist will numb the gums and tooth roots with a local anesthesia,but teeth scaling and root planing cause very little discomfort.
Does a dental deep cleaning hurt?
Most patients report that dental scaling and planing is not nearly as painful or scary as it sounds. If large pockets have formed between your teeth and gums, your dentist may also perform what is called “pocket reduction surgery” during your deep cleaning procedure.