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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.

Dr. Koelker & Dental Higenist Laura are prompt, efficient and caring. You are never rushed in & out. I would recommend them to anyone looking for great dental care.

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The dentists at Allen Dental have provided excellent dental care for my husband and me for the past six years, using advanced dental technology. All the members of the practice are committed to providing a comfortable, friendly and welcoming environment. They now provide a dental plan within their practice that is both reasonable and well designed for their patients. Additionally, they provide pediatric dental care. We feel very fortunate to have Allen Dental caring for our dental needs.

M.K. Google

I highly recommend this dentist office to anyone looking for great and professional dental care. I've never felt like they were trying to sell me something I didn't need, like a crown or filling and such. I really appreciate the honesty with this dentist office. I can't say enough good things about this dentist office. Go see them and you'll see for yourself.

K.L. Google

Dr. Koelker & Patsy are the best!! I am confident & comfortable with Dr. Koelker & his team. The whole office works well together and as a patient you are informed of treatment options & treatment cost. Will continue to come here for dental care.

K.S. Google

First dentist visit in Texas. Awesome and friendly staff. Thanks to Emily and Dr. Kim for a thorough cleaning and examination. I will definitely be keep coming to this clinic.

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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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