Dental Exam & Cleaning in Gilbert, AZ

Dental Exam & Cleaning in Gilbert, AZ

Dental exams for children in Gilbert, AZ are performed on the same visit as routine teeth cleanings. All patients of Islands Pediatric Dentistry are encouraged to schedule regular dental exams every six months. Keeping up with a routine oral health schedule is the best defense against cavities, gum disease, tooth loss and other dental problems.

We want young smiles to last a lifetime so our Gilbert, AZ staff provides quality dental care with lots of extra attention.

What Problems Can Regular Dental Exams for Children Detect and Prevent?

Comprehensive oral exams look for signs of budding concerns and prevent common dental problems, including:

  • Cavities or decay
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone damage
  • Abnormal tooth alignment
  • TMJ or other jaw joint issues

What Does A Dental Exam for Children in Gilbert, AZ Involve?

A dental exam for children is performed by our caring and experienced pediatric dentists. The process may involve:

  • Periodontal screening to check for signs of gum disease
  • TMJ screening to look for evidence of any TMJ disorders. Symptoms of problems with the temporomandibular joint include face or jaw pain, headaches, earaches, limited mouth mobility and clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint. Some of these symptoms are characteristic of several medical conditions therefore, a thorough examination is important.

Every dental cleaning for children in Gilbert, AZ will include a comprehensive oral examination from Dr. Rez. For diagnostic purposes, digital x-rays may be taken when necessary to ensure a thorough evaluation of the oral cavity.