Do I Really Need an Exam? | Dr. Greg DiGiovanni

Following your visit to Smile Partners, you likely recognize the significance of a comprehensive dental cleaning. However, the importance of a thorough examination and radiographs may not be fully appreciated. Here’s why these aspects are vital for your oral health:

  1. Detection of Health Conditions: Dental exams allow Dr. Greg DiGiovanni to screen for early signs of various health conditions that manifest in the mouth, such as Crohn’s disease, Addison’s disease, leukemia, diabetes, lupus, anemia, and more. Neglecting regular exams could result in missed opportunities to identify oral manifestations of systemic diseases.
  2. Early Detection of Oral Cancer: Oral cancer claims one American life every hour. A complete examination enables early detection of oral cancer signs, facilitating prompt treatment that can significantly impact survival rates.
  3. Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss, is associated with serious systemic health conditions like heart disease and stroke. By evaluating soft tissue and bone health, our team can detect early signs of periodontal disease, allowing for preventive measures and timely treatment to safeguard both oral and overall health.
  4. Insightful Radiographs: Radiographs, or X-rays, offer valuable insights into hidden oral health issues like decay. They enable us to identify problems that may not be visible to the naked eye, facilitating early intervention and less invasive treatment solutions.

Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last dental appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At Smile Partners, your health and comfort are our top priorities, and we’re here to provide comprehensive care tailored to your needs. Schedule your appointment today and take proactive steps towards maintaining optimal oral health and overall well-being.

Smile Partners
Phone: 410-939-4030
333 Green Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078