If you want to stay healthy, you need to be proactive with dental problems, and get diagnosed and treated before they become bigger issues. This is why it’s important to schedule a dental exam for you and your family. While teeth are checked during a cleaning, a dental exam provides a much more in-depth analysis. Dental exams at Keys Dental Specialists evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene, including tooth and root decay, cancer, and your risk or gum and bone disease. One of our highly trained dentists will assess your need for treatments or restorations as well as check your bite and jaw for problems. A series of x-rays will be taken to get better insight into the health of your teeth, jaw, and gums. If you live in or near Key West, FL., schedule a dental exam for your family at Keys Dental Specialists.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer includes any abnormal group of cells in the mouth, including the gums, jawbone, lips, tongue, throat, and salivary glands. Every dental examination at Keys Dental Specialists includes an oral cancer screening to look for early signs including sores, inflammation, lumps, and lesions. Your Keys Dental Specialists dentists will also palpate the neck and jaw for abnormalities. If any areas of concern are found, a biopsy may be performed or you will be referred to a specialist for further care.