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Comprehensive Dental Exam

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Why are comprehensive dental exams important to oral health and wellness?

Patients are advised to visit their general dentist regularly for a comprehensive dental examination and a thorough dental cleaning and x-rays. This is because it is always best to be proactive with your oral health instead of reactive. Dr. Leah Zils, DDS in The Woodlands, Texas, is here to assist you with your dental needs and stress the importance of routine visits.

Why do I need to see my dentist regularly?

Part of taking care of the smile includes preventative dentistry. When you take care of your smile at home daily by brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist every six months, as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends, you are taking steps to maintain oral health and wellness. This is because these appointments allow our team to monitor oral health over time and catch any potential problems early enough for successful intervention. When periodontal disease or tooth decay is found during hygiene visits, we can move forward with treatment to keep the conditions from becoming much more problematic, causing irreversible damage to the teeth and gums.

What can I expect during my comprehensive dental examination at Leah Zils, DDS?

It’s important to keep track of what is happening with your oral health. That’s why we encourage our patients to have a comprehensive oral examination with Drs. Zils. Each examination begins with a discussion of your dental and medical history, an opportunity for us to get acquainted and for you to voice any new or existing concerns. The examination includes a set of digital x-rays to minimize radiation exposure, a TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders) assessment, a periodontal exam to evaluate the health of your gums, an oral cancer screening, an evaluation of your bite, and an evaluation of each tooth and existing restorations. This is all accomplished in 2 separate 1 hour visits to prioritize your time and minimize long appointment times at the office.

How do I schedule an upcoming appointment?

Our team can assist if you are due for an upcoming dental exam and cleaning or need to update your x-rays! Call Leah Zils, DDS, today at (281) 973-2276 to request a visit to our dental office, conveniently located in The Woodlands, TX, at 6769 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite A. The practice is open to new and returning patients and offers a variety of services in the areas of general, cosmetic, preventative, and restorative dentistry. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you in achieving healthy, beautiful smiles for life!

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