Do I Really Need an Exam? | Dr. Erin Sundt

Dentist Waterford

After your visit to Waterford Dental Arts, you likely appreciate the significance of a thorough dental cleaning. However, you may not fully grasp the importance of a comprehensive exam and radiographs. Let’s delve into why these aspects are crucial for your oral health:

  1. Screening for Health Conditions: Dental exams enable Dr. Erin Sundt to detect early signs of various health conditions that manifest in the mouth. These may include Crohn’s disease, Addison’s disease, leukemia, diabetes, lupus, anemia, and more. By skipping an exam, you risk missing crucial screenings for systemic diseases.
  2. Early Detection of Oral Cancer: Shockingly, one American dies every hour from oral cancer. A complete examination allows us to catch early signs of oral cancer, facilitating prompt treatment and potentially saving lives.
  3. Prevention of Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and is linked to serious systemic health issues like heart disease and stroke. By assessing your soft tissue and bone health during exams, our team can identify early signs of periodontal disease, enabling timely intervention and prevention.
  4. Insight from Radiographs: Radiographs, or X-rays, provide valuable insights into dental health issues that may be hidden from the naked eye, such as decay. With early detection through radiographs, we can initiate treatment before problems worsen, leading to less invasive and more effective solutions.

Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last dental appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out to Waterford Dental Arts. Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and we’re here to provide you with exceptional care. Schedule your appointment today and take proactive steps toward maintaining optimal oral and overall health.

Erin Sundt DDS PLLC
Phone: (248) 623-7722
3485 Airport Road
Waterford, MI 48329

Waterford Dental Arts