Dental Exams
in New Lenox, IL

Routine dental exams and cleanings are extremely important to your oral health, since they’re instrumental in preventing cavities, gum disease, and other problems. At Lincolnway Dental Associates in New Lenox, IL, we encourage our patients to take time out of their busy schedules to have a routine dental exam every 6 months. With regular exams and dental cleanings, you can prevent a variety of uncomfortable oral health problems and lead a happier, healthier life. If you have reservations about seeing a dentist, let us know what you’re concerned about and we’ll do what we can to put your concerns to rest!

Call Lincolnway Dental Associates at (815) 462-4838 to schedule your next dental exam.

Dental Exams In New Lenox Il

What to Expect at Your Dental Exam

You can be confident that our team will put you at ease during your visit. We care about making dental appointments as comfortable and worry-free as possible, because we know that fear and anxiety can prevent people from getting the dental care they need.

Here’s what you can expect when you see us for a dental exam:

  • Your dentist will ask you questions about your oral health so they can begin putting together a medical history.
  • These may include questions about any medications you’re taking and past dental procedures or treatments you’ve had.
  • Next, we’ll examine your teeth, gums, and jaw/bite to check for any abnormal signs.
  • We may also need to do full mouth X-rays (if you’re due) for a more in-depth examination. If we notice any problems, we’ll explain them, along with our recommended treatment options.
  • During your visit, we will also take time to remove hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth, then polish and floss your teeth to a shine.
  • Dr. Leesa will be glad to answer any questions you have about your oral health or any treatments we recommend for you.
Preparing For Your Dental Appointment

How Long will My Dental Exam Take?

In general, dental exams usually take about 45 minutes to an hour. If you have a history of oral health problems, your visit may take longer. Our goal is to understand your oral health and oral health needs, and give you the information and tools necessary to treat existing issues and prevent future ones.

Regular Dental Exams will Save You Time and Money

Dental issues can progress very rapidly if they aren’t treated in time. By seeing our dental team every 6 months, you’re being proactive and helping to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease before they have a chance to start.