About Dental Exams
To help control oral health conditions before they get out of hand, patients should schedule a dental exam with our dentists at West Valley Family Dental in Glendale, AZ at least annually. During the dental exam, our dentists will use numerous diagnostic methods to check the health of the teeth, mouth, gums, and jaw for areas of concern. This generally includes a complete exam, which involves digital X-rays, a visual inspection, and gum probing. By performing dental exams, West Valley Family Dental can help individuals around Glendale, AZ take pro-active measures to slow down oral health issues in the early stages. This is the best way to give the patient a wider range of treatments that may be less invasive and more affordable.
"I've been going to West Valley Family Dentist since 2016. The staff is always very helpful with explaining procedures and billing and very friendly. I recently had to go back for a deep cleaning and a filling. The hygienist was very good at explaining what she was doing step by step which helped with my anxiety and was patient and gentle with me. I then saw Dr. Rael and her assistant Marni for my filling and they were on top of everything from making sure I was comfortable during the procedure explaining what to expect to calling the oral surgeon to coordinate what needed to be done further which was a relief to know I was in good hands and felt they actually cared about my concerns! Thank you West Valley Family Dental for making my dentist trip smooth!"- K.B. / Yelp / Jun 06, 2019
"They were very friendly place and they accomplished a lot with me"- J.H. / Google / Jun 02, 2019
"Great experience and great staff"- J.D. / Google / Jun 01, 2019
"The staff was very kind, welcoming, and professional. My dental hygienist took the time to not only tell me how my gums and teeth were doing but offer solutions that I can do at home to help improve those areas. I highly recommend this place."- P.Z. / Google / May 30, 2019
"I like where they are located. I like the office staff and everyone else who works there. They are friendly and professional. I tell others often that they're great."- S.R. / Google / May 16, 2019
What to Expect
A thorough dental exam will start with a discussion between our dentist and the patient. We will ask about the patient's health, including any current medications, illnesses or surgeries. Our dentist will ask the patient to find out if they have noticed any oral health changes. To get a complete picture of the patient's mouth, our dentist will take digital X-rays to view the teeth, gum, and bones. A visual check of the mouth with palpation will also help in checking signs of oral decay or disease. The probing tool will be used to check the condition of the gums by measuring the depth of the gum pockets and identifying areas of recession.
If our dentists find any areas of concern during the dental consultation, they will talk to the patient about possible treatment plans that may be performed at West Valley Family Dental or at the patient's home. Progress will be important so that the patient can continue to improve their dental health. If a patient has ongoing issues our dentists may suggest that he or she visit a oral surgeon or specialist.
The billing coordinators at West Valley Family Dental will contact the patient's dental insurance company to consult with and confirm all out of pocket fees prior to the visit. West Valley Family Dental offers payment programs to help assist with the expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
Prevent and Protect
Be sure to contact with West Valley Family Dental in Glendale, AZ to schedule your annual dental exam so you can keep healthy teeth and gums. With ongoing dental exams at West Valley Family Dental, our dentists can stay on top of with any subtle or major changes. This can save hours of time and discomfort, as well as avoid an extensive treatment.