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Dental Exam

Family Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Pediatric Services located in Edwardsville, Falls, Freeland, Hazleton, LaPorte, Monroe Twp., Nuremburg, Shickshinny & Wilkes-Barre, PA.

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About Dental Exam

Routine dental exams are the only way to prevent and treat dental problems before turning into a painful cavity, a severe infection, or tooth loss. The dental specialists at Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania offer complete dental care using state-of-the-art technology and techniques that ensure your comfort. They have 12 offices in Nuremberg, Sullivan Trail Falls, Freeland, Hazleton, Monroe Township, Wilkes-Barre, Shickshinny, and Edwardsville, Pennsylvania. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book online today. 

"Every staff member in this clinic, from the receptionist to the doctor, are always so genuinely friendly, caring, and helpful..."
"They truly care about their patients and what they do."
"Everyone working there is always pleasant and courteous and make you feel at ease."

Dental Exam Q & A

How often should I have a dental exam?

Children should have their first dental visit when their first tooth comes in (around six months) or no later than their first birthday. Their checkup involves a low-key introduction to the dental team and a visual exam of their teeth at this age.

Your child should have a complete dental checkup when all their baby teeth come in. In most cases, they have a full set by three years old.

Nearly everyone should get a dental exam once or twice every year. However, some people may need to see the dentist more or less frequently, depending on their overall dental health.

What happens during my dental exam?

Your exam begins with the dental hygienist, and then you see the dentist. The team works together to provide comprehensive care, including:

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays do a great job of showing hidden tooth decay, early signs of gum disease, and other dental problems. You may not need an X-ray at every dental exam, but when you do, digital X-rays expose you to minimal radiation.

Professional teeth cleaning

Your dental hygienist examines your teeth then cleans and polishes them. When needed, they also remove hardened plaque around your gums.

Oral cancer screening

As part of your exam, your dental hygienist examines your entire mouth looking for sores, lumps, and other signs of oral cancer.

Treatment recommendations

When you meet with the dentist, they go over your X-rays and show you any problems. Then they examine your teeth and make treatment recommendations.

Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania provides comprehensive dental care, including:

  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • Dental fillings
  • Crowns or bridges
  • Dentures
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions
  • Teeth whitening

Your dentist performs many treatments during the same appointment. However, other restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures typically take more than one office visit to complete.

Does my dental exam include education?

The team considers dental education to be an essential part of your checkup. You may wonder about the best way to care for your infant's teeth or have a toddler who struggles with brushing.

Adults may worry about bad breath, have questions about the best dental care products, or want to learn about foods that support healthy teeth. 

Your provider always answers your questions and teaches you what you need to know.

To schedule a dental exam, call Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania or use the online booking feature today.