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Dental Exams and X-rays

Whether it's a bothersome toothache or the threat of gum disease, oral discomfort is a common experience for most people. If you want to stay ahead of potential dental problems, Franklin Family offers dental exams and X-rays to keep your smile trouble-free.

Why Are Dental Exams Important?

Dental exams are a health checkup for your mouth. They allow us to catch and address dental issues early, preventing them from becoming bigger, more painful problems down the road.

During an exam, we can identify cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and other oral health concerns. By taking action quickly, we can help you maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.

What Happens During a Dental Exam?

During your dental exam at Franklin Family Dental, you can expect a thorough assessment of your oral health. Our friendly dentist will:

  • Examine your teeth to detect any signs of decay or damage.
  • Check your gums for signs of gum disease, such as redness or bleeding.
  • Inspect your tongue, throat, and the inside of your cheeks for any abnormalities.
  • Assess your bite and jaw for alignment issues.
  • Listen to any concerns you may have about your dental health or habits.
a happy family smiling before dental x-rays in Franklin, TN

How Often Should I Get a Dental Exam and X-Rays?

Generally, we recommend scheduling a dental exam every six months to keep your oral health on track. As for X-rays, their frequency depends on your unique oral health needs and risk factors.

During your first appointment, Dr. Zeh will look at your medical history and determine the appropriate schedule for each procedure.

Are Dental X-Rays Dangerous?

Dental X-rays are perfectly safe! Our office uses the latest digital technology to minimizes radiation exposure, and our dental team also takes precautions to further reduce potential risks. The benefits of early diagnosis and treatment outweigh the minimal radiation exposure.

How Do I Prepare for A Dental Exam and X-Rays?

  • Brush and floss your teeth before your appointment for a clean mouth.
  • Make a list of any dental concerns or changes in your oral health to discuss with your dentist.
  • Bring your dental insurance information and any relevant medical history to help us give you the best care possible.

Do You Need a Dental Exam and X-Rays in Franklin?

A healthy smile starts with regular checkups, so contact Franklin Family Dental now to set up your appointment. We can't wait to help you!

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