Even if you follow a precise home care routine, regular checkups with Dr. Andrew Sholudko of Silver Lake Dental Care in Silver Lake, Everett, Washington, are a priority for your dental and overall health. We check for early signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer or other dental problems and make appropriate recommendations to help keep your mouth in top condition. Call or schedule your preventive dental care appointment online today.
For most people, having a dental exam every six months is sufficient. If you have specific dental problems or periodontal disease, Dr. Sholudko may recommend that you come in every three months to review your situation.
During a dental exam, one of our dentist hygienists will:
Health conditions such as medications, diabetes, dry mouth, and arthritis can affect your oral health. Feel free to talk to us about anything you may be experiencing. We can help you solve whatever issue you’re experiencing to ensure your continued health.
Dental X-rays give us detailed images of your mouth that we can’t see from a visual exam. They’re quick, easy, and painless. We may take various types of dental X-rays, including:
Most people don’t have all these X-rays taken at once. Dr. Sholudko will let you know what he recommends at various times throughout your treatment. Radiation from dental X-rays is low, but please talk to us if you're concerned about radiation exposure.
Unless you have specific symptoms, this exam is a routine part of an oral exam. During the exam, Dr. Sholudko will feel the area under your jaw, the sides of your neck, and the insides of your lips and cheeks. He’ll also look at the sides of your tongue and the roof and floor of your mouth to see if anything looks out of the ordinary. As a regular part of a dental exam, this can help Dr. Sholudko assess your risk for oral cancer and address any issues right away.
Take care of your oral health today by contacting Dr. Sholudko by phone or online for a dental exam appointment.