Routine Dental Exams in Austin, TX

Keep your teeth and gums healthy with a checkup at Westgate Family Dental.

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We always recommend that patients try to schedule routine dental exams at least twice per year to help keep their teeth and gums in tip-top shape. Early intervention is the key to preventing dental issues from developing into much larger problems that are much more costly, invasive, and time-consuming to treat. Ready to schedule your next visit? We’re ready to see you! Contact our office today.

What do dentists check for during routine exams?

Dental exams involve more than just checking teeth for cavities. Your dentist is examining your smile for signs of many different issues, including:

  • Tooth decay or developing tooth decay

  • Dental trauma, such as chips or cracks in teeth

  • Gum disease or developing gum disease

  • Unusual changes in teeth or gum appearance

  • Checking dental restorations and/or dental sealants

  • Oral cancer

What are the benefits of routine dental visits?
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Preventing Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Removing plaque and tartar from hard-to-brush areas reduces a patient's risk of developing cavities and gingivitis.

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Identifying Potential Oral Health Issues

Routine dental visits increase the odds that dental issues can be identified and taken care of early on when they tend to be easier to treat.

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One-on-One Time with Our Team

If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health, routine dental visits are the perfect time to bring them up to our team!

What happens during a routine dental visit?
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  • Step 1

    Professional Teeth Cleaning: Your hygienist will expertly clean your teeth and around your gum line

  • Step 2

    Dental Exam: Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and X-rays

  • Step 3

    Consultation: We will discuss your treatment plan with you and schedule upcoming treatments

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How long do dental exams take?

    A routine dental visit may take anywhere from thirty minutes to one hour, depending on a few different factors. If you are receiving a cleaning as well as an exam, or any other additional treatments, that will extend the length of your visit. Patients are also welcome to bring up any questions that they may have, and we will take our time to address these concerns. These timeframes are set aside for you specifically, so feel free to ask about any additional services or treatment options that pique your interest during your appointment!

  • What if I haven’t been to the dentist in years?

    When patients fall out of the routine of visiting their primary dental care provider regularly, it’s understandable that they might be nervous about scheduling a dental appointment. Westgate Family Dental is happy to meet patients where they are in their oral health journeys and help them achieve and maintain optimal oral health. If you are feeling anxious or apprehensive about your upcoming visit, please let us know, and we will do what we can to make your experiences with our team as pleasant and streamlined as possible.

  • Are dental exams affordable?

    At Westgate Family Dental, we want to do everything we can to keep our services affordable for our valued patients. Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for dental exams, and we’d be happy to help you maximize your benefits as much as possible. Our office also provides a new patient special that includes an exam, X-rays, and oral cancer screening, so if you are new to our practice and uninsured, please get in touch with our team for details! For more information about financing the cost of your dental care, please contact us!

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6700 West Gate Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78745

6700 West Gate Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78745

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(512) 447-0808

(512) 447-0808

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