A dental exam at our Austin, TX, dental practice features the latest technology to clean your teeth, take high-definition images of the teeth and jaw, and diagnose any oral conditions. Dr. Mike Meek and Dr. David Tasch are thorough and effective, and want to ensure your smile is healthy and happy, and stays that way. We recommend that patients schedule their dental exams and cleanings every six months. This allows us to detect potential problems before they become complex or painful. If you are due for your biannual appointment, contact us today to schedule your next exam.
Preparing for Your Visit
If you like, you can access all the necessary patient forms on our website. That way, you can complete your paperwork at home prior to your appointment. If you do not have access to a printer or prefer to complete your paperwork in the office, that is also fine. Our friendly staff will greet you when you arrive, and are available to answer any questions you have while you wait to see the dentist.
Your Dental Cleaning and Exam
Once checked in, we will begin your comprehensive dental cleaning and exam. We will begin by taking digital x-rays of your teeth, roots, and jawbone. Then, one of our skilled hygienists will clean your teeth. This will involve the use of dental tools to remove deposits of plaque and tartar before flossing and polishing your teeth.
After your cleaning is complete, Dr. Meek or Dr. Tasch will perform your oral exam. We will review your x-rays and carefully examine your teeth, gums, jaw, head, and neck. Depending on your age and medical history, we may also perform an oral cancer screening. This involves looking for abnormal growths or sores within the oral cavity.
Your Oral Health and Treatments
Once we complete your cleaning and exam, Dr. Meek or Dr. Tasch will sit down with you to discuss the overall state of your oral health. If tooth decay or gum disease are detected, they may recommend certain treatments to restore your oral health to an optimal level. We are equipped to repair cavities with tooth-colored fillings or dental crowns. Treatments for gum disease vary depending on the severity of the disease.
To keep oral health at an optimal level, patients should maintain regular dental exams and cleanings.
Regardless of your treatment needs, we will never pressure you into undergoing unnecessary procedures. Additionally, we make sure our patients are informed of treatment costs up front. There are no hidden fees with our procedures, so you can budget for your treatment accordingly.
We also offer various financing options. These offer flexible payment plans with low interest rates. This can make any treatments not covered by your insurance plan more affordable. We make every effort to ensure our patients can afford the dental care they need for a healthy smile.
Maintain Your Healthy Smile
To keep your oral health at an optimal level, patients should maintain regular dental exams and cleanings. At 38th Street Dental, we emphasize and believe in preventive care. To schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, contact us today.