Dental Exams & X-rays

Dental Exams & X-Rays

Toothaches, or pain around teeth, gums, or the jaw can manifest from a variety of oral problems such as a dental cavity, cracked or chipped tooth, exposed tooth root, gum disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, or a dental abscess or infection.

The only way to identify the cause of your toothache is to have a dental exam and x-ray. It is important to note that tooth pain may subside temporarily, but will almost never stop permanently until the cause has been identified and addressed by a dentist. Left untreated, these problems can quickly lead to additional oral problems or complications resulting in more expensive treatments or even the loss of the tooth or teeth. Maintaining good oral hygiene is also important to your overall health and wellness.

This is why regular dental exams and dental x-rays are the best way to keep healthy teeth and gums. A regular dental exam will also help you avoid costly dental emergencies and other issues due to not catching your dental problem early. 

The dentist or dental hygienist will review your digital dental X-rays and perform an exam to check the health of your teeth and gums. At the same time, we also examine any dental restorations such as fillings or crowns to make sure they are in good shape.

Both the exam and dental -X-rays will help us spot the signs of problems such as cavities or gum disease and help you proactively take care of them. A regular dental checkup is a great time to review tips and techniques for good bruising and flossing habits along with asking any questions or concerns you have about your oral health. 

Of course, you also receive expert teeth cleaning while you are here so you leave with a shiny smile!

We are standing by and look forward to helping you get the smile you want!

Siesta Dental treats patients from Manatee and Sarasota County: Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton, Oneco, Parrish, Bayshore Gardens, Myakka City, Sarasota, North Port, Venice, Englewood, Nokomis, Osprey, Siesta Key, South Venice, and Casey Key.