Dental Exams in Allen, TX

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What Are Dental Exams?

Simply put, routine dental exams maintain your oral health. A standard dental exam at The Dentist of Allen in Allen, TX detects cavities, periodontal disease, oral cancers, and other concerns. Comprehensive exams (often performed during routine cleaning visits) involve looking at the teeth, gumline, bite alignment, jaw joints, and other areas for early detection and care of dental issues.

Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. are impacted annually by oral cancer, but it can be manageable when detected early. Oral cancer is a quickly expanding group of cells anywhere in or near the mouth, like on the lips, mid-face, tongue, oral glands, jaws, or the neck. We conduct an oral cancer screening during each comprehensive exam to look for benign cells, malignant growths, or other irregularities. Some of the usual symptoms of oral cancer are sores, bumps, convex or bumpy areas, and inflamed or pale regions of tissue. Areas of concern may be removed and analyzed, or we may recommend a specialist for further care.

What Should I Expect During A Dental Exam?

Annual exams at our Allen, TX office involve discussion about your dental health history. One of our professionals will review any health issues or cosmetic goals you have to get a full picture of your dental health. At specific exams, we may take a series of x-rays to assess the condition of your enamel and oral bone structures. We may also conduct a cancer screening, check the balance of your bite and jaws, look for irregularities, and assess the condition of any dental restorations. A periodontal evaluation may also be conducted to look for potential gum disease.

Regular brushing and flossing should help minimize your risk of cavities and gum disease. We do regular dental exams roughly once a year usually during a twice-yearly dental cleaning appointment. However, we sometimes recommend more frequent exams for people with serious dental health problems.

Took my kids here for the first time. The office staff was friendly and quick. Our wait time was little to none and they have late hours so the kids don’t miss school!

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I love the thorough cleanings and professional care I receive here. I couldn't ask for a better dentist and am very glad my family chose to come here. I recommend this office 100% and some. See you in 6 months.

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I have been going to David and Dr. Kim since 1986. He is the only dentist I will let touch my mouth. They are honest and they will always be up front with me. I really like the girls in the front office also. He hires the best!!! Their prices are the same as other dentists. The equipment is state of the art. I like the way they decrease the pain of any shots that has to be put in my mouth. Do you want to pay for dental work that will have to be redone in a few years? If you do, do not go to this office. They always use the best and the most cost effective treatment.

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Friendly and knowledgeable staff, it’s an easy process from start to finish. The dental hygienists are awesome, and do a great job. I have seen both dentists there and I would recommend them both, Dr. Koelker and Dr. Kim. The front office staff does a lot to make sure I am able to schedule and change appointments if needed, and have even reached out after hours via text to double check my insurance several nights before my appointment, to see if I needed to switch to private pay to make sure I wasn’t potentially billed beyond my limits. That’s great service.

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Yes I recommend The Dentist of Allen. Both my wife and I have been patients for close to 20 years. We both think Dr Kim is great, along with the rest of the staff.

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Protect Your Smile with Preventive Care

Having a great smile requires more than simply going to the dentist when there's a problem with your teeth. Routine dental exams at The Dentist of Allen give you better chances for early detection and management of dental issues and are critical in protecting your overall health. Plan your family's annual oral exams with our team at our Allen, TX practice at your earliest convenience!

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