Comprehensive Dental Examination (Oral Cancer Exam) – Frisco, TX

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Overview

To keep yourself healthy, you should try to avoid dental issues by catching them before they develop into painful conditions. These problems can be identified during a dental examination for yourself and your whole family. While the mouth is examined superficially in your bi-annual cleaning, a dental examination consists of a more thorough analysis. Dental examinations at Stonebriar Dental assess your total health and your oral health, including decay, signs of cancer, and other oral diseases. Board-certified dentists Dr. Brian Wong and Dr. Jansen Bean will assess your need for procedures and/or advanced restorations plus look for problems with your bite and jaw. Digital images can be used for a better view of the hidden problems in your teeth, jawbone, and gums. If you live near Frisco, TX, make an appointment for a dental examination at Stonebriar Dental.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is an abnormal cell growth in the mouth, including the jawbone, gums, lips, throat, tongue, and salivary glands. Each exam at Stonebriar Dental will include screening for oral cancer to check for any symptoms including inflammation, sores, lesions, and lumps. Our dentists will also feel your jaw and throat for abnormal growths. Should any areas of concern be discovered, a biopsy can be done or you may need care from a specialist.

Best Candidates

Frisco, TX residents of every age should have an annual examination. Many people think they are fine because they don’t have pain in their mouth. Some of the most common issues such as periodontal disease (the top reason for tooth loss) may not have signs you will be able to see. If problems are caught early, you will have more treatment options and a better chance at a full recovery.

The ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that babies visit a dentist before they turn one. A dentist can talk about common concerns including teething, using pacifiers, and baby bottle tooth decay. Our team at Stonebriar Dental can talk to you about ways to clean and care for your baby's oral health so they develop good habits early in life. Dental examinations are also vital for older children as their teeth develop. Even though baby teeth fall out, our team will look for issues with development in the jaw and gums.

What To Expect

Your examination will begin with a cursory evaluation of your tongue, teeth, gums, throat, inside your cheeks, roof of your mouth, and other checkpoints. This includes checking for symptoms of oral cancer. Our dentists or a member of their team may take digital images and check for abnormal gum tissue. They will evaluate your neck, head, and jaw, including the bite and temporomandibular joints (TMJ) while discussing any issues discovered and the best treatment. Our dentists will go over any other concerns you may have, prescriptions and supplements you are taking, and if they might affect your dental health by causing tooth decay or dry mouth. Lastly, they will check any restorations you have, such as crowns and dentures, to assess the wear and fit.

Follow-Up

How soon you need to return will be based on the results of your exam. If our dentists don't find any concerns, then you can follow a regular dental health regimen with flossing and brushing every day, plus yearly dental examinations and twice yearly professional cleanings at Stonebriar Dental. If Drs. Wong and Bean do find anything that needs treatment, procedures can be reviewed and planned.

Insurance Coverage

Since a dental exam is critical to your health, it's frequently covered by insurance. We can contact your insurance to calculate your coverage and any personal expenses. If you don't have insurance, Stonebriar Dental takes several payments, including medical financing. our financial team can work with you to help you afford good dental health.

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Annual Dental Exams

Keeping your mouth healthy means you can't go to the dentist only if something is hurting. You need to seek preventative care. This may save your mouth from problems, plus it can save you a lot of money and time. We suggest appointments with Drs. Wong and Bean at Stonebriar Dental once a year for a dental exam. This can help you to minimize concerns by treating them in the early stages. We try very hard to make dental visits a pleasant experience for all patients so it's easier to keep yourself healthy. Contact our team in Frisco, TX to schedule your dental exam.

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