Routine Dental Exams in Murfreesboro TN

Dental Check-Ups

When you go for your regular check-up at the dentist, you are doing a lot to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. Dental exams at Magnolia Dental Group in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, are an important aspect of your preventative dental care plan. Learn more about the benefits of dental exams and what happens when you come to our office for a routine dental check-up.

Why do I need a dental examination?

When you come in for a general dental check-up, a professional checks all areas of your mouth to ensure you are healthy. You will also be provided a plan to get you to an attractive, long-lasting smile and a healthy mouth.

How often should I get a dental check-up?

Your teeth should be examined at least every 6 months in order to keep your mouth healthy and help keep you from needing an emergency exam.

Benefits of regular oral exams

Dental exams are very important in ensuring that all aspects of your oral health are evaluated. We look for:

  • Areas of possible decay
  • Broken teeth
  • Problems in the teeth or jaws
  • Signs of growths or cancer

Your first dental exam will be comprehensive and include checking your mouth for gum health, teeth health, jaw bone health, and coming up with a plan to ensure your mouth is as healthy as it can be. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you are taking good care of your teeth.

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    What Happens During My Routine Dental Exam?

    An exam performed by the dentist at Magnolia Dental Group usually includes the following elements:

    • Radiographs (dental x-rays) show areas between the teeth and the jaw bones.
    • Oral cancer screening to ensure all tissues in the mouth appear healthy.
    • Check the gums for signs of inflammation or periodontal disease.
    • Examine teeth for any broken area, decay, or any problems that could arise in the near future.
    • If there is a problem, we provide a treatment plan and explain it to you carefully.

    A dental cleaning will occur after the exam is completed. An exam is completed in order to diagnose the health of your mouth, and then a cleaning will be done to keep your mouth in a healthy state or to fight any periodontal disease or inflammation you may have.

    How Long Does a Tooth Exam Take?

    An initial comprehensive exam can take 20-45 minutes, depending on how many radiographs are needed and how many dental problems are present. If the exam is part of a routine dental check-up, you can expect the dental cleaning to take approximately an additional 30 minutes.

    How Much Does a Dental Check-up Cost?

    A dental exam cost is generally dictated by your insurance fees or may be related to an in-house membership plan we offer our patients. When you call and schedule your appointment, we will be able to give you an accurate estimate of your cost. 

    Routine Dental Check-ups at Magnolia Dental Group

    At Magnolia Dental Group in Murfreesboro, TN, we focus on providing comprehensive dental check-ups that include an oral cancer screening, gum health check, and teeth health check. Radiographs and intraoral photos show you what is going on inside your mouth. We take time to educate you on how to fix potential problems and give you options to treat your dental issues. Dr. Scruggs takes time to answer all questions and ensure you have a good understanding of what needs to be done. 

    Contact us to schedule your next dental exam. We offer complete dental care for the entire family. Our personalized approach to dentistry ensures you get the best possible care as we build a lasting relationship that results in trust.