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Preventative Measures

Our goal at Lexington Family Dentistry is to keep all of our patients healthy and happy. An important component of that involves checkups and x-rays, which help Dr. Craver to spot any abnormalities early and treat them quickly.

Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Craver at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, we will include the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

X-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!

The Highest Standards

You and your smile deserve the very best dental care. We are committed to a standard of excellence that allows us to achieve optimal dental health.

The Best Experience

Dental visits can understandably make people uneasy. We strive to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, coupled with highly personalized care.

The Right Expertise

Not only are we highly skilled and trained, but we also pride ourselves on continuing to learn so we can provide state of the art dental care. All to keep your smile healthy.