Comprehensive Dental Exams

Experience high-quality dental care in a relaxing environment.

Knowing just what to expect with a comprehensive oral exam helps make each patient feel comfortable with the process. Dr. Smith will include a review of your complete medical history, which provides helpful information when deciding how to best address any dental needs he may uncover. A review of the medical history may include discussing family history of certain illnesses, current medical conditions or medications being taken, and any concerns or complaints you may have with your teeth or gums.

What to Expect During the Exam

Once the background information is gathered, X-rays are taken and a complete examination of the mouth begins. This examination includes soft tissue as well as teeth. As Dr. Smith examines the soft tissue, he’ll be looking for evidence of gum disease, bleeding, and the possible markers of oral cancer. When examining the teeth, the dentist looks at each tooth individually looking for signs of decay. Each tooth’s gum pocket is measured in six places to ensure gums are not receding.

He’ll also look for bite issues that need to be corrected — overbite, underbite, or crossbite. Any of these conditions can result in a patient’s teeth wearing too quickly or unevenly. Pain in the jaw or joint areas can result, as well as difficulty with opening and closing the mouth.

Your Customized Care Plan

At the conclusion of the comprehensive exam, the dentist and the patient develop a care plan that addresses any issues found during the process. Options for treatment and the timeline for taking care of any problems is discussed. Dr. Smith takes the time to listen to concerns and answer any questions you may have about the proposed care plan.

Schedule a comprehensive exam to ensure the health of your teeth and receive your customized care plan.

Courtney Mckoy
Courtney Mckoy
12:04 07 Oct 17
You don't have to be afraid to go to the dentist! Let Dr Keenan and his wonderful staff take care of you as he has me and my family for last 6 years. Recently he replaced (6) metal fillings with composite, eliminating a potential health issue in my mouth from mercury, no problems and done in only (2) visits.read more
Danny Schulz
Danny Schulz
23:37 05 Oct 17
Dr. Smith and his staff are outstanding. Simply the best.
gautam shah
gautam shah
16:26 27 May 16
Dr. Keenan Smith is an excellent dentist. He is very professional and friendly in dealing with patients. His staff is equally friendly and pleasant. The new facility is modern with state of the art instruments and equipment. The facility is very clean and comfortable. It was easy to get an appointment and there was not much wait time after getting to the office. Overall visiting Dr. Smith's office was a pleasant experience. I strongly recommend Dr. Keenan Smith for any dental issues.read more
Allyson Hutchins
Allyson Hutchins
01:05 27 May 16
Super kind and friendly staff, hygienists, and Dentist! They go out of their way to explain things and help you in any way they can. Very prompt service as well. My 3 children love it as well! They have never been afraid to be there. Couldn't ask for a better experience!read more
Kristie Killough
Kristie Killough
22:06 17 Nov 15
Excellent and prompt care. My son was seen right on schedule and finished promptly. Staff were courteous and helpful, particularly in making payment arrangements. Enjoyed a cup of Keurig coffee while I waited. Dr. Smith came out after finishing with my son and explained what he did and care for the future. Overall was a great experience.read more
Lindsey Bowen
Lindsey Bowen
03:06 28 Nov 18
Everyone at the office feels like family. They are so kind and accommodating, super friendly and caring. The prices are never outrageous. Absolutely would not take my family anywhere else!
Bonnie Vorberger
Bonnie Vorberger
20:36 30 Jul 18
I’ve never had a filling before where all I felt, was nothing more than I would have felt during a cleaning. Dr. Smith used a technique other than Novocain to numb my tooth and it...was...wonderful! I found Dr. Smith and his staff to be kind and honest. I practically skipped out of his office after stressing about going for most of the week. I highly recommend Dr. Smith and his staff for your dental needs.read more
Ken Owen
Ken Owen
13:28 13 Aug 18
These guys know how to treat you... knowledgeable and caring staff!
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