Why Are Dental Exams Important?
Attending regular dental evaluations lets you take a preemptive step to ensure the wellness of your teeth. An annual oral exam at Dental@888 screens for dental cavities, periodontal disease, and numerous other conditions that could damage your dental and overall health. Generally performed with a regular dental cleaning, standard exams let Dr. Hal Kussick assess the teeth, gumline, bite, TMJ, and other oral structures. In some cases, he may perform oral cancer screenings or use an intraoral camera to detect any problems. To preserve the health and beauty of your smile, please schedule a routine dental exam at our Seattle, WA office soon.
"My experience here was really amazing. Dr. Kussick and his assistants are very very nice and professional. I did teeth cleaning, crowns, removing my bad wisdom teeth here. Every time I had a good experience, Dr. Kussick and his assistants encouraged me and helped me relax. The surgeries were painless and I didn’t feel uncomfortable. Highly recommend"- V.W. / Google / Sep 08, 2021
"Excellent dentist, highly recommend! Dr. Kussick and his staff are so friendly and professional. Each step of the process from making the appointment to the cleaning, exam, and the work was easy and seamless. I had a great experience here!"- K.M. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
"The staff was so welcoming and friendly there. It had been a while since I've been able to go to the dentist and they didn't make me feel bad about that. Everybody was fantastic"- E.H. / ZocDoc / Jun 30, 2021
"Been going here for 3+ years now, the staff and Dr Kussick are very friendly and knowledgeable. I feel confident about their advice. Would definitely recommend."- M.S. / Google / Jun 23, 2021
"Thank you Dr Kussick and team for looking after me so well! It's only been my second time here but the people here are so accommodating, efficient, and precise. They know what they're doing and it definitely shows in the quality of their work :)"- C.L. / Google / Jun 23, 2021
What Can I Expect During A Dental Exam?
Patients of all ages should undergo dental exams at least once annually with a cleaning. For other concerns that occur between cleanings, dental exams assess any discomfort, oral cancer signs, trauma, periodontal disease, and cavities. By maintaining effective oral health habits, like brushing and flossing, you can help reduce tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Kussick offers comprehensive dental exams one time per year during a teeth cleaning; however, we might schedule exams more frequently for patients with specific oral health conditions. Often, when we identify dental concerns early on, our staff can usually offer more conservative treatments and help avoid discomfort and costly treatments in the future.
Because insurance considers annual exams preventive, patients usually do not have to pay for the visit. However, if you need more extensive treatment, our team will develop a treatment plan, review the costs, and help you manage payment options.
Dental Exam FAQ
How long will my dental exam take?
A dental checkup with our team in Seattle, WA should take between 30 – 60 minutes. Your dental exam may take longer if an oral health issue is found, so your dentist can gather the necessary information and create a treatment plan for you.
Are dental exams painful?
An oral and periodontal exam, along with any possible x-rays, should not cause significant discomfort. Our dental professionals utilize the latest technologies and techniques to ensure you remain comfortable during your appointment. To schedule preventive dental care, such as a dental exam, call our office to be connected with a member of our team.
What should I do to prepare for a dental exam?
Between dental appointments, always maintain a good oral hygiene routine with twice daily flossing and brushing. Immediately before seeing the dentist, we recommend you brush your teeth and avoid consuming food or beverages within an hour of your appointment. Wear comfortable clothes and bring any concerns you might have up with your dental team when you are seen.
Protect Your Smile With Preventive Care
Getting a healthy smile takes more effort than only going to your dental practitioner if you notice a problem. Schedule your family's oral evaluations with Dr. Kussick at our Seattle, WA facility! Yearly dental exams at Dental@888 help discover issues early on, treat oral concerns, and protect your health.
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