Regular dental exams are important because they help identify potential problems before they develop, allowing Dr. Farmer to preserve more tooth structure, perform less invasive and less costly procedures, and identify future complications. At Plaza Midwood Dentistry in Charlotte, we believe in taking care of dental issues proactively rather than waiting on dental pain to occur. By doing this, we are able to maintain more of the patient’s natural teeth and avoid more extensive dental work in the future.

Not only do dental examinations involve carefully inspecting the teeth, they also allow us to see any existing abnormalities in the head and neck region including the lips, tongue, throat, and gums. These abnormalities could include identification of tumors, cysts, cancerous lesions or pre-cancerous lesions. It is important to identify these lesions early in order to treat them least invasively and most effectively.

Often, dental examinations will include digital X-rays taken the day of your appointment. Click here to learn more about digital X-rays and why Plaza Midwood Dentistry utilizes them.