Dental exams in Los Angeles (Westwood), California, are an important part of keeping your smile healthy. Our dentist offers these routine checkups to monitor your oral health and ensure you receive any additional treatments you may need, such as sealants or fluoride, as soon as possible. Contact us today at 310-208-7053 to learn more and make an appointment with Dr. Darrell Yamada.
One of the best things you can do for your smile is regularly visit our office for a full dental exam and cleaning. A single dental exam every six months will help our team monitor your oral health and catch any potential dental issues before they become severe enough to endanger your smile. These exams are part of your regular dental cleaning appointments and are the perfect opportunity for our team to diagnose and treat developing problems.
The goal of your dental exam is for our dentist to get a good look at your teeth and the oral structures surrounding them to identify any signs of damaging dental conditions, such as cavities, periodontal disease, bone loss or oral cancer. Dental X-rays is one of the tools our team may use to ensure greater accuracy and to examine parts of your smile that may not be visible to the naked eye.
At the end of the exam, our team will share anything we find with you so you can stay aware of your current oral health and understand the purpose behind any of the dental treatments or changes to your oral hygiene routine that we may recommend. Our team will also explain all the treatment options available to you and answer any questions you may have so you can feel fully confident that you are receiving the best possible care for your smile.
If you find yourself in need of urgent dental care, whether that is a result of an injury, disease or unexpected dental pain, we invite you to call our office as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you and helping you restore or maintain your beautiful smile.