Protect Your Oral Health with Comprehensive Dental Exams
Regular dental exams are a crucial step in protecting your long-term oral health. During these appointments, we can detect early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious health issues and provide the effective, precise treatment you need. Dr. Byron J. Nordhus in Wichita, KS, uses the latest dental technologies, such as the VELscope® oral cancer screening device and DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection, to ensure that each diagnosis is as accurate and efficient as possible.
Why Dental Exams Are Important
Without regular appointments, health conditions such as gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, or other serious oral infections can develop and spread unimpeded. These issues can require extensive restorative treatments, such as dental fillings and crowns, costing you more time and money. Having your teeth examined every six months by a trusted and experienced dentist, such as Dr. Nordhus, can help keep your natural teeth intact and protect your long-term oral health.
What to Expect During Your Exam
During your regular cleaning appointments, our team will examine your bite checking for a number of oral health concerns.
Jaw Health and Positioning
Dr. Nordhus will check your bite and back molars for any signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, misalignment, and teeth grinding by capturing three dimensional images of your teeth and jawbones with our advanced i-CAT® Cone Beam Laser. This advanced technology can easily diagnose the underlying causes for these conditions for more accurate, effective treatment.
Having your teeth examined every six months by a trusted and experienced dentist, such as Dr. Nordhus, will help keep your natural teeth intact and protect your long-term oral health.
Cavities and Decay
Dr. Nordhus will use our DIAGNOdent laser to screen your teeth and gums for cavities and decay. This handheld device uses fluorescent lighting to check for the earliest signs of tooth decay and unhealthy bacteria growth within the small grooves of the tooth, along the gum line, and in between teeth. This technology can often help us prevent cavities before they form, allowing us to preserve the natural structure of your tooth for a healthier smile.
Dr. Nordhus will check your head, neck, jaw, and face, feeling for any lumps or abnormalities. In addition, he will use VELscope® technology to perform an oral cancer screening. This top-of-the-line, noninvasive device diagnoses the earliest signs of oral cancer undetectable to the naked eye.
In some cases, oral health issues can be corrected with education about proper oral hygiene and techniques, such as the correct way to brush and floss. We can provide tips and advice on how to better care for your teeth during your exams.
Benefits of Regular Exams
Our advanced technology gives us the ability to detect oral health concerns in their earliest stages. Early detection not only protects you from more complex and costly procedures in the future, but enables us to provide more comfortable and comprehensive dental care. In some cases, oral health issues can be corrected with education about proper oral hygiene and techniques, such as the correct way to brush and floss. We can provide tips and advice on how to better care for your teeth during your exams.
In addition, if any signs of tooth decay, dental misalignment, or gum disease are present, Dr. Nordhus and our team can formulate a treatment plan suited to meet your unique needs. Our complete line of cosmetic treatments and restorative procedures includes all the solutions you need to achieve optimal oral health.
Schedule Your Exam Today
Protect your oral health by scheduling your biannual dental exam with Dr. Nordhus today. For your convenience, you can contact us online or call 316-721-6730.