Do I Really Need an Exam? | Jim Schall DDS

After your visit to Smile Partners, you’ve experienced the importance of a professional dental cleaning firsthand. However, you might not fully grasp the significance of a comprehensive exam and radiographs. Let’s delve into why these components are crucial for your oral health.

  1. Screening for Systemic Health Conditions: Dental exams enable Dr. Jim Schall DDS to assess early signs of various health conditions that manifest in the mouth. Conditions like Crohn’s disease, diabetes, leukemia, lupus, and anemia often present symptoms in oral tissues. Skipping an exam could mean missing vital screenings for these systemic diseases.
  2. Early Detection of Oral Cancer: Shockingly, one American succumbs to oral cancer every hour. A thorough examination can detect early signs of oral cancer, facilitating prompt treatment that significantly improves survival rates. Regular exams are paramount for early detection and intervention.
  3. Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Disease: Periodontal (gum) disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and is linked to serious systemic conditions like heart disease and stroke. Routine exams allow our team to evaluate your gum and bone health, identifying early signs of periodontal disease for prevention and timely treatment. This proactive approach is vital for both your oral and overall health.
  4. Insightful Radiographs: Many oral health issues, including decay, remain hidden from plain sight. Radiographs (X-Rays) provide invaluable insights, revealing issues that may not be visible during a visual exam. Early detection through radiographs allows for less invasive treatment and better outcomes.

Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last dental appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Smile Partners. Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and we’re here to provide you with comprehensive care tailored to your needs. Schedule your appointment today and take the proactive step towards maintaining optimal oral health. Your smile deserves it!

Smile Partners of Bel Air
Phone: (410) 879-4444
1920 Rock Spring Rd., 2nd Floor
Forest Hill, MD 21050