Dentist West Hartford Dental Exams and X-Rays

Visit Your Dentist Office in West Hartford for Professional Dental Exams and X-Rays

Routine dental exams are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Additionally, they can help to avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends twice yearly checkups for people of all ages. At this frequency, most problems can be caught by your dentist office in West Hartford while they remain in an early stage.
How it's done
Dr. Haims first examines your mouth visually, using dental equipment such as mouth mirrors, assorted dental tools, and high intensity lights. He will look for cracked and decayed teeth, as well as review other important items such as:
  • Medical history: Dr. Haims will assess how any new medical conditions or illnesses may affect your dental health.
  • Examination of tooth decay: Your mouth will be checked for cracked or decayed teeth.
  • Oral cancer screening: The face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums will be checked for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Your gums and bone around the teeth will be checked for any evidence of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Current fillings, crowns, and other restorations are made sure to be in good order.
Additionally, Dr. Haims will take diagnostic x-rays to reveal any other hidden problems, especially in the areas below the gums. Bitewing x-rays are typically taken every 12 months and a panographic x-ray, which revolves around the head, is taken every 3-5 years.
If you have any questions or believe that you're suffering from a dental issue like cavities or decay, call your West Hartford dentist office today at (860) 521-6767.