To keep yourself healthy, you should try to avoid dental issues by catching them before they develop into painful conditions. These problems can be identified during a dental examination for yourself and your whole family. While the mouth is examined superficially in your bi-annual cleaning, a dental examination consists of a more thorough analysis. Dental examinations at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. assess your total health and your oral health, including decay, signs of cancer, and other oral diseases. Board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Wong will assess your need for procedures and/or advanced restorations plus look for problems with your bite and jaw. Digital images can be used for a better view of the hidden problems in your teeth, jawbone, and gums. If you live near Frisco, TX, make an appointment for a dental examination at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is an abnormal cell growth in the mouth, including the jawbone, gums, lips, throat, tongue, and salivary glands. Each exam at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. will include screening for oral cancer to check for any symptoms including inflammation, sores, lesions, and lumps. Our dentists will also feel your jaw and throat for abnormal growths. Should any areas of concern be discovered, a biopsy can be done or you may need care from a specialist.
Dental Exam Reviews
"I've been going here since I was little. I love how gentle the doctor and staff are! I have bad teeth, they work with you on payments! They seem to care! Love them! I'll never go anywhere else."- C.H. / Yelp / May 02, 2018
"Dr Wong and his entire staff do an amazing job making you feel comfortable and at ease. Both of my sons love visiting his office, especially when they get a gold coin!!!"- R.C. / Google / Dec 31, 2019
"Been with Dr. Wong for about 10 years and all l can say is how excellent his practice is. Never have to complain about dental work done. Love the front office staff Suprina, Katy. What else could l ask for 😇 !!"- J.N. / Google / Jan 03, 2020
"Our family has been coming to Dr. Wong for the past 18 years. The staff is so friendly, my appointments are done in a timely manner and I always leave happy to know I have a wonderful dentist to trust. I might add, I don’t particularly care for going to the dentist… They make it as pleasant as it possibly could be :-)"- K.C. / Google / Jan 28, 2020
"Dr Brian Wong has made my smile beautiful. His staff is super. Great dental hygienists!"- M.C. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
Best Candidates for Dental Exam
Frisco, TX residents of every age should have an annual examination. Many people think they are fine because they don’t have pain in their mouth. Some of the most common issues such as periodontal disease (the top reason for tooth loss) may not have signs you will be able to see. If problems are caught early, you will have more treatment options and a better chance at a full recovery.
The ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that babies visit a dentist before they turn one. A dentist can talk about common concerns including teething, using pacifiers, and baby bottle tooth decay. Our team at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. can talk to you about ways to clean and care for your baby's oral health so they develop good habits early in life. Dental examinations are also vital for older children as their teeth develop. Even though baby teeth fall out, our team will look for issues with development in the jaw and gums.
What To Expect
Your examination will begin with a cursory evaluation of your tongue, teeth, gums, throat, inside your cheeks, roof of your mouth, and other checkpoints. This includes checking for symptoms of oral cancer. Our dentists or a member of their team may take digital images and check for abnormal gum tissue. They will evaluate your neck, head, and jaw, including the bite and temporomandibular joints (TMJ) while discussing any issues discovered and the best treatment. Our dentists will go over any other concerns you may have, prescriptions and supplements you are taking, and if they might affect your dental health by causing tooth decay or dry mouth. Lastly, they will check any restorations you have, such as crowns and dentures, to assess the wear and fit.
How soon you need to return will be based on the results of your exam. If our dentists don't find any concerns, then you can follow a regular dental health regimen with flossing and brushing every day, plus yearly dental examinations and twice yearly professional cleanings at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. If Drs. Wong and Bean do find anything that needs treatment, procedures can be reviewed and planned.
Since a dental exam is critical to your health, it's frequently covered by insurance. We can contact your insurance to calculate your coverage and any personal expenses. If you don't have insurance, Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. takes several payments, including medical financing. our financial team can work with you to help you afford good dental health.
Plan Your Procedure
Annual Dental Exams
Keeping your mouth healthy means you can't go to the dentist only if something is hurting. You need to seek preventative care. This may save your mouth from problems, plus it can save you a lot of money and time. We suggest appointments with Dr. Wong at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. once a year for a dental exam. This can help you to minimize concerns by treating them in the early stages. We try very hard to make dental visits a pleasant experience for all patients so it's easier to keep yourself healthy. Contact our team in Frisco, TX to schedule your dental exam.