Having a dental checkup is one of the most important steps you can take to preserve healthy teeth and gums. Texas Dental is a top-ranked family dentist practice in Plano, TX, providing patients of all ages with dental checkups and preventive care focused on their needs.
Regular dental checkups are an essential part of keeping the teeth and gums healthy and preventing serious diseases and other issues that can affect the teeth, soft tissues and jaws. During the checkup, the teeth and gums will be gently evaluated using a visual exam and special tools to look for signs of decay or disease. X-ray images will be taken to provide an in-depth look at the portions of the teeth below the gums as well as the jaw bones. If any problems are identified, a treatment plan will be developed that takes the needs of the individual patient into account, and patients will receive complete information about their care options so they can feel confident in their treatment and their health. During the checkup, the teeth will also be carefully cleaned to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar.
Patients of all ages - from children to seniors - should have dental exams at least twice a year. That includes young children who still have all of their baby teeth and elders, whose natural teeth all have been replaced by dentures. Dental checkups evaluate not just the teeth themselves, but also the gums and soft tissues as well as the underlying jaw bone to ensure patients enjoy optimal oral health and avoid serious issues that can affect their health in the future. And of course, it’s important to schedule an office visit and checkup whenever symptoms like tooth pain, bleeding gums or unusual patches in the soft tissues develop.
At Texas Dental, we focus on helping patients stay relaxed and comfortable throughout the checkup so they won’t hesitate to schedule routine care that can help them enjoy better oral and overall health. Most patients report no discomfort during a dental checkup. However, patients with very sensitive teeth, patients with gum disease and those with cavities may experience some minor discomfort as the tooth surfaces and surrounding gums are examined. For very sensitive or anxious patients, local anesthetic can be used to make the examination painless.
"The office is super clean, staff is wonderful, and the doctors are very thorough in their exams."
"The staff did such a great job making us feel comfortable and relaxed and we are pleased to say we have found our dentist on the first try."
"I've been going here before I was married with children and it's been only better every year. Super easy. Professional and nice staff."
"I've been going to Texas Dental since 1999, and I've had nothing but great experiences."
"He explained everything to me and patiently answered all of my questions. He told me what he was doing as he did so there were no surprises. He fixed me!"
"Dr. Lo is very gentle, caring and wants to do a procedure until it is exactly right. I really appreciate that!"
"My dog knocked out half of my front two teeth and he amazingly rebuilt them to match my existing teeth. It has lasted 5 years and counting."
"I had a bad bike accident 2 years ago and broke and lost some of my front teeth. Dr. Lo agreed to go to his office on a holiday within 45 minutes after the accident."
"With expert knowledge and skill, Dr. Lazaris has taken a conservative approach to ensure everything he does is completely necessary."
"Dr. Ricci is very personable, honest and professional. He took his time going over my teeth, while other Dentists rush a little."
"I've been a patient of Dr. Lo for over 6 years and I can't say enough great things about him and his staff. "
I love going to see Dr. Stanfield. I have been her patient for more than 20 years and will always be her patient.
Dr. Stanfield and her staff are always professional and extremely friendly. After 15+ years I still get top notch service. Thank you Dr. Stanfield!
Dr Stanfield and her staff are the best. You may arrive with a frown and you'll leave with a smile!