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Harold Henderson, DDS
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Check-Up Appointments

The check-up appointment coincides with a cleaning appointment. Check-up appointments are usually one year apart but timing can vary depending on home care and risk factors for decay and gum disease. The appointment includes new bitewing x-rays and an exam by the doctor.

Your check-up exam will include:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
  • Examination of tooth decay: Check all tooth surfaces for decay.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Periodontal evaluation: Measuring the gums around the teeth and assessing the level of inflamation and/or infection of the gums.
  • Oral hygiene recommendations: Review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed. (Electric toothbrushes, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses, etc.)

 The check-up appointment helps to minimize treatment costs and maintain maximum health.

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