Do I Really Need an Exam? | Pleasant Dental


After your visit to Pleasant Dental, you likely understand the importance of a professional dental cleaning. However, you may not fully grasp the significance of a complete exam and radiographs.

Here’s why these exams are crucial for your oral health:

  1. Screening for Health Conditions:
    Many systemic health conditions show early signs in the mouth, such as Crohn’s disease, diabetes, and leukemia. Skipping an exam could mean missing vital screenings for these conditions.
  2. Early Detection of Oral Cancer:
    Oral cancer claims one American life every hour. A thorough examination can detect early signs of oral cancer, enabling early treatment, which is crucial for survival.
  3. Prevention of Periodontal Disease:
    Periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss, is linked to serious systemic health conditions like heart disease and stroke. Evaluating your soft tissue and bone health allows our team to identify early signs of gum disease, enabling prevention and early treatment, vital for your oral and overall health.
  4. Insightful Radiographs: Many oral health issues, including decay, are invisible to the naked eye. Radiographs (X-Rays) allow us to detect these issues early, enabling timely treatment and less invasive solutions.

Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us at Pleasant Dental. Your health and comfort are our top priorities. Schedule your appointment today and let us take care of your dental needs. Your smile matters, and we’re dedicated to providing you with the best care possible.

Pleasant Dental
Phone: 2034260500
184 Mt Pleasant Rd
Newtown, CT 06470