Early Detection with Dental Check-Ups and Screenings
At 12 Oaks Dental, we want our Austin, TX, area patients to know just how important it is to be proactive about your oral health. In fact, coming in for regular comprehensive exams should be an essential part of your regular oral health regimen. Our dental exams and screenings are special – so special in fact, that they take some new patients by surprise! Our customized exams and screenings are designed to ensure that your dental issues are found long before they become critical so you stay healthier.
We always remember that every single member of our patient family is different and unique, which is why we make sure to treat you that way. As with all of our dental care, we tailor our dental check-ups and screenings to meet your particular needs and desires and to fit the level of care you want – from short term, cursory exams and screenings for very obvious, more advanced problems, to comprehensive exams that fully evaluate the health of your teeth and gums, including the dynamic relationship of the jaw to the health of your dental system.
At 12 Oaks Dental, we know that when dental problems are caught early, they are easier to treat and have much less impact on your systemic health. We start new patients with a comprehensive dental exam and screenings which may include:
- Complete Health History
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Periodontal Screenings
- TMJ Assessment
- Intra-oral Camera Exam
- Sleep Disorders
- Smile Evaluation
- Digital X-rays
Our comprehensive exams are much more than routine dental check-ups. These screenings are designed to educate our patients. There is a computer monitor at every chair so that you can fully participate in every aspect of the screening process. We show you your current condition, your progress and your results. We also take time to show you what you can do to continue the treatment and care of your smile at home. This examination process allows us to jointly formulate a customized long-term plan for your preferred dental future.
The Technology of Dental Detection
Dental technology is constantly advancing, and we make sure that we stay informed about those advancements and provide our patients with the very latest technology available. But while it’s true that technology supports and expands our dental exams and care, we also know that communication is our most important asset. That’s why we strive to maintain a healthy balance between tried and true relationship building and the latest and greatest in technology.
Our digital x-rays let us see your mouth in greater detail than traditional x-rays while exposing you to less radiation and allowing us to keep absolutely up-to-date computerized dental records.
Our intra-oral cameras are a great educational tool for our patients in allowing both the doctor and the patient to see – magnified and in vivid color – exactly what is going on in their mouths during a check-up.
Because approximately 85 percent of the population has some form of periodontal disease, we take testing for this condition very seriously. Our bacterial and genetic testing lets us assess your risk, establish a baseline for anyone who may be at increased risk for periodontal infections and personalize your treatment options. We are committed to offering our patients the best technology available to keep their mouth and body healthy.
Contact Our Office Today
To schedule your comprehensive exam with Dr. Worob or Dr. Barron, contact our Austin, TX, office today. We are proud to provide a customized exam and care plan for every patient, while at the same time utilizing cutting-edge dental technology in an effort to give our patient family the highest level of care possible.