Has it been a while since your last dental exam and cleaning? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Whether you are nervous about coming to the dental office, or maybe life just got in the way and you missed an appointment or two, we want to help get you back on track with routine dental exams.
Routine Exams & Cleanings
Frequency of Routine Visits
We follow the American Dental Association (ADA) recommendations that healthy adults and children should see a dentist every six months for comprehensive exams, cleanings, and any needed x-rays. These visits are important for several reasons. First, they give your professional dental team a chance to find any issues early, rather than after they turn into something more serious — and more expensive — to repair. Second, these visits allow our team to give you that deep cleaning you just can’t get at home. Finally, routine exams for adults generally lead to better oral care at home.
What to Expect During the Dental Exam
During your routine visits, we complete a comprehensive exam to evaluate your dental health, including:
- X-rays and pictures: Our team will take a full set of digital, low-radiation x-rays and intra-oral pictures that help us evaluate your teeth, bone, and surrounding tissue. The intra-oral pictures also help you see and understand your dental health.
- Oral cancer screening: We conduct a visual screening for oral cancer, which can be life-threatening if not identified. We will let you know if we see any abnormalities that need to be investigated further.
- Full assessment: We will assess your teeth for signs of wear or decay, check existing restorations (fillings and crowns) to verify they are still in good shape, look at your gum health, and make sure your bite is balanced. Once we have completed the exam, we will discuss our findings with you and review in detail any treatment needs that you have. If you have questions, we will be happy to get the answers you need to feel confident in the next steps.
Completing the Cleaning After the Exam
If everything looks good and you are only in need of a standard cleaning, we generally complete this during your appointment. We want all our patients to know, however, that if we find evidence of periodontal disease, you may need a different type of cleaning to properly treat these areas. We will discuss this with you at your appointment, and get you scheduled for the proper periodontal treatment you need to get your oral health back on track.
HERE IS WHAT PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FRISCO DENTAL ASSOCIATES
Dr. Elrabaa and the entire staff at Frisco Dental Associates are wonderful! They are all so courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. They make cleanings and procedures are comfortable as possible. Dr. Elrabaa personally makes calls to check in on you, which sets her apart from any other dentist I’ve ever had. I can’t say enough good things about these lovely people! I live in Dallas now, but still make the drive out to Frisco for dental care. I highly recommend Frisco Dental Associates!
14:54 08 Jul 20
Best dental team in Texas!!! I have been to them now for 2 dental emergencies and in both cases they have been phenomenal. on my last visit, I needed 2 teeth pulled. after the 1st tooth, my anxiety was getting the best of me (I have very bad dental anxiety) and before I even said anything, Dr. E offered to reschedule my other tooth for another day. not only do they do amazing work, but they actively listen to their patients and work with them. i will recommend them to everyone i know, and I'm certainly not going anywhere else!
17:47 27 Jun 20
Everyone friendly and explain treatment and suggestions
15:44 26 Jun 20
Dr. Elrabaa is a top-notch dentist, and a really nice person. She explains the options clearly, and her technique is professional and exacting. Great experience, which is what you want at a dentist! Also important to note that the staff abides by strict COVID procedures to protect everyone.
15:00 25 Jun 20
Awesome staff. No pain. They are the best.
17:57 24 Jun 20
A wonderful, painless, comprehensive experience with an incredibly friendly staff!!
14:44 19 Jun 20
Friendly staff, excellent hygienist (Suzanne), and a very thorough and personable dentist!
14:58 06 Jun 20
Prompt, no waiting forever like some offices; staff friendly, very efficient.
00:55 04 Jun 20