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Preventative Diagnostics for Your Teeth
Uncover hidden problem areas within your mouth.
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Keeping your teeth in pristine condition, one appointment at a time.

Dental Exams & X-Rays in Southfield, MI

Daily brushing and flossing are proper tactics to care for your teeth, but they won’t solve all the complications hiding beneath the surface. From gum disease to tooth decay, in-depth dental exams twice a year at Southfield Family Dental can protect your teeth from undetected problems. By examining your teeth more closely, our dental hygienists can detect hidden abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan to keep you and your children smiling for years to come.

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Examining the Ins & Outs of Your Teeth

At Southfield Family Dental, we understand the stress that can arise from a stranger poking around in your mouth. In our office, we strive to make your dental care as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. We utilize state-of-the-art technology for quick x-ray times and get to know you without our tools inside your mouth. You can truly sit back and relax.

During your dental exam, our hygienists will carefully examine your teeth, soft tissue, jaw functionality, bite line, and other crucial areas of your mouth. Using specialized instruments, we’ll check for tooth decay and signs of periodontal disease, as well as how your existing restorations are holding up. Based on our findings, a dental x-ray will allow a more in-depth look at your mouth to determine tooth and root positions and detect possible tumors, cysts, and bone loss.

Dental Exams & X-Rays FAQs

How often should I get dental x-rays?
If you see a dentist consistently, have excellent oral hygiene, and aren’t experiencing any dental problems, we recommend an x-ray once a year to examine for early signs of cavities. Children should have a dental x-ray more frequently (two or three times a year) since their teeth and mouth are actively shifting as they age.
What issues can dental x-rays identify?
Dental x-rays detect decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. Additionally, x-rays can help determine tooth and root positions—identifying future problems in potential shifting before it happens.
How long does a dental exam & x-ray take?
You can expect a dental exam appointment to take about an hour. Depending on our findings, a follow-up appointment or treatment plan may be discussed and scheduled.
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