Yes, you know that if you schedule a dental exam and come in to see us, if you have a cavity, we will certainly find it! You also know that we will provide you with an oral cancer screening. What you may not know much about, though, is that there are some surprising and easy to treat concerns that we might find during your checkup. This is a good thing, by the way: Remember, easily treated concerns that we find very early help you avoid all sorts of problems (and extra costs) down the line.
Your Bite Isn’t Balanced
Your bite might not be balanced. This might not be something that you recognize, especially since you may have simply gotten used to the way your teeth fit together (or don’t really fit very well together). When you see us for a dental exam, we can explain the problem, possible improvements, and why alignment is so important to your oral health.
You Need TMJ Treatment
When you avoid dental exams, you may miss out on early detection of problems that we can nip in the bud or that, when overlooked, can cause some serious trauma down the road! A very good example of this is TMJ disorder. Of course, when you hop right into using TMJ treatment with us because we found the issue early, you’ve got nothing to worry about.
Your Dental Work Is Damaged
You might not necessarily notice it if your dental filling, crown, partial, bridge, etc. is damaged. Unfortunately, such issues can leave your oral health vulnerable to problems like rubbing, decay, infection, bite balance concerns, and more. During a dental exam, though, we will notice it and make suggestions for repairs!
Find Out How Your Smile Is Doing During An Exam
Get to know the ins and outs of your smile health when you come in for your routine exams. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.