Oral Examinations

Wayzata Dental is an innovative dental clinic devoted to your comfort and health. We aim for every procedure to be minimally invasive and strive to provide a safe, clean, and relaxing environment in which to have dental work done, including basic oral examinations.

Regular Oral Examinations Creates a Healthier Life

If you haven’t had an oral examination within the past 6 months, it’s time. Make an appointment to keep your smile dazzling by calling Wayzata Dental today!

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"I am more confident and happy with my smile! His work is impeccable and he genuinely cared. Over all the years of seeing dentists, he is by far the best. I’m looking forward to having more work done with him. I recommend Wayzata Dental 100%."
MJ Evans

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Get an Oral Examination?

Oral examinations are recommended once every 6 months to catch variations and shifts in teeth, gum, and general mouth health. It’s best to see a dentist consistently so that he may be better aware of your dental health history and needs. Dr. McDowell has been as Wayzata Dental for over 10 years and happily accepts new patients.

What Happens at an Oral Examination?

A Wayzata Dental oral examination is a comprehensive evaluation that typically lasts an hour. Each patient receives meticulous observation and testing of teeth, gums, oral cavities, and mouth tissues for any current or potential problems. A first visit will include:

  • Visual inspection
  • A blood pressure reading
  • Laser cavity detection (using state-of-the-art DIAGNOdent)
  • Digital x-rays
  • Periodontal probing (which detects signs of periodontal disease)
  • Intra-oral and extra-oral photos
  • An evaluation of existing dental work
  • Oral cancer screening (using ViziLite® technology)
  • 3D images of the mouth (when appropriate)

Each of these assessment methods is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth and catching problems in their earliest stages. When we are able to catch problems in this way, you are protecting your health as well as saving money on future dental work expenses that can be avoided.

 

Why Choose Wayzata Dental for Your Oral Examination?

Wayzata Dental has been serving patients and their families for almost 60 years. We have a commitment to our patients that goes beyond basic dentistry. Our dental team consistently pursues new avenues of dentistry and new technologies that might make your dental visits and procedures more enjoyable, less invasive, and more effective.

Another aspect that sets Wayzata Dental apart is our patience and respect for our patients. We will happily listen to and discuss your questions, concerns, and personal goals to create your dream smile.

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