About Dental Exams
At Rod W. Gore DDS, PC, Dr. Rod Gore and his team take dental examinations very seriously. These exams are often the first step in determining if there are any serious problems or issues. The team will thoroughly assess a patient’s mouth to determine a patient’s oral health. They will utilize state-of-the-art technology, such as digital X-rays and digital panoramic X-ray images to get a clear picture of the condition of the mouth. Dental examinations are also used to screen for oral cancer, so if it’s detected early enough, a patient will have a much better prognosis and more treatment options. Dr. Gore uses the advanced Veloscope® oral cancer screening tool to show abnormalities that might be missed by a visual exam or even X-rays. It’s advised that a patient have a dental exam at least once a year to maintain proper oral health and sustain a GOREgeous smile.
Dental Examination Reviews
"Best Scottsdale dentist is Dr. Rod Gore. I've experienced this many years and it's true each time I visit."- J.G. / Google / Feb 22, 2016
"I want to take a quick moment and thank Dr. Gore and his team. For many years I have suffered from extreme anxiety regarding dental visits of any kind. I started to see Dr. Gore based on a referral from a friend, as well as the fact they offer sedation therapy. I really cannot express how thankful I am for Dr. Gore and team. They are professionals in every way and they go above and beyond to make sure your experience is pain free and comfortable. I am glad to say that I no longer feel the need for sedation and I do not have any anxiety whatsoever when i think of the dentist. They are amazing, plain and simple."- N.J. / Yelp / Mar 08, 2016
"Fantastic service! Professional, high-tech, efficient service!"- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2016
"I have now had several experiences with Dr. Gore's assistant Tricia. She is amazing. Dr. Gore may be the best dentist in Scottsdale right now but if Tricia decides to get a little more formal education he'd better watch out."- P. / SmileReminder / Jan 06, 2016
What to Expect
The dental examination seeks to evaluate the overall health of the patient’s teeth, gums, bones, and jaw. During the examination, the dentist will look at the patient’s mouth as well and take X-rays to get a more in-depth understanding of their oral care needs. Through physical exams and X-rays, the dentist will be able to assess and diagnose any cavities, chips, disease, and decay in the mouth. Patients will also be checked for indications of oral cancer with the Veloscope oral cancer screening system. Patients will also receive a teeth cleaning following their examination. The dentist will discuss any issues or concerns regarding their exam as well as offer recommendations for care options.
Dentists highly recommends that patients receive a dental examination and check-up at least once a year, in addition to cleanings being received every six months. This ensures optimal dental health for each patient.
The cost for an annual dental examination varies among practices, but it averages between $100 and $300. The front office will consult with the patient’s insurance companies prior to their visit, since most companies cover this cost up to 100%. Patients paying out of pocket may discuss payment options during their consultation.
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If you are eager to show off a smile that is healthy and pristine, call our office for a consultation. With many advanced treatment options, our dental office will strive to give you a brilliant mouth of pearly white teeth. Our office looks forward to meeting you soon.