About Dental Exams
To help control oral health conditions before they get out of hand, patients should schedule a dental exam with our dentists at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA at least annually. During the dental exam, our dentists will use numerous diagnostic methods to check the health of the teeth, mouth, gums, and jaw for areas of concern. This generally includes a complete exam, which involves digital X-rays, a visual inspection, and gum probing. By performing dental exams, DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills can help individuals around Pleasant Hills, PA take pro-active measures to slow down oral health issues in the early stages. This is the best way to give the patient a wider range of treatments that may be less invasive and more affordable.
"Yesterday was my first time at the location. I had an abscess tooth and was in immediate need of relief. I just walked in and they were able to see me within the hour. Everyone was professional and kind. Since, Dentalworks was not able to remove the tooth, Dr. Gomez gave me a referral for an oral surgeon. The dental team also outlined a variety of procedures that I will need in the future (my teeth are horrible and it has been a while since I saw a dentist.) They all explained why the procedures would be needed versus just telling me about them. I appreciated it quite a lot. The fact I got xrays, a treatment plan, an antibiotic, and a referral immediately and for only a few dollars, I am more than pleased."- J.M. / Google / May 01, 2019
"Amazing dentist's office! Extremely professional and explained everything they were doing throughout the process. Highest recommendations. You won't be disappointed if you go here!"- S.D. / Google / Apr 17, 2019
"DentalWorks was great! They took me in 5 minutes before my appointment time for my dental cleaning and exam. The hygienist was very good and the dentist was friendly and very good. They did a procedure on my front teeth to protect the nerve. I didn't need to schedule another appointment. Thanks very much!"- D.M. / Google / Feb 20, 2019
"Dr. Ibrahim is fantastic."- R.G. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
"Great place. Great environment. Clean and friendly staff and very good dentist."- D.B. / Google / Feb 08, 2019
What to Expect
A thorough dental exam will start with a discussion between our dentist and the patient. Our dentist will ask about the patient's health, including any current medications, illnesses or surgeries. Our dentist will ask the patient to find out if they have noticed any areas of concern. To get a complete picture of the individual's mouth, our dentist will take digital X-rays to view the teeth, gum, and bones. A visual check of the mouth with palpation will also help in checking signs of oral decay or disease. The probing tool will be used to check the condition of the gums by measuring the depth of the gum pockets and identifying areas of recession.
If our dentists find any areas of concern during the dental consultation, they will talk to the patient about possible treatment plans that may be performed at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills or at the patient's home. Progress will be important so that the patient can continue to improve their dental health. If a patient has ongoing issues our dentists may suggest that he or she visit a oral surgeon or specialist.
The billing coordinators at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills will contact the patient's dental insurance company to consult with and confirm all out of pocket fees prior to the visit. DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills offers payment programs to help assist with the expenses.
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Prevent and Protect
Be sure to contact with DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA to schedule your annual dental exam so you can keep healthy teeth and gums. With ongoing dental exams at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills, our dentists can stay on top of with any subtle or major changes. This can save hours of time and discomfort, as well as avoid an extensive treatment.