Dental Exam Overview
At Premier Periodontics, our team of board-certified surgeons uses the latest in diagnostic technologies to perform comprehensive periodontal and implant examinations in a welcoming, gentle environment. Our thorough approach allows us to accurately diagnose periodontal concerns and recommend the specialized treatment our patients need to enjoy optimal oral health. Periodontal examinations with our team combine a clinical assessment of your oral health, advanced imaging technology, and our advanced expertise and experience to gain better insight into the health of your gum tissues, jawbone, and other periodontal structures. We can then help you understand your condition and plan for the treatments best suited to meet your unique periodontal and implant needs. As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting oral health, we also routinely perform oral cancer screenings during periodontal exam visits. If you live in or near Bellevue, WA, get in touch with our caring team today and make your appointment for a periodontal examination at Premier Periodontics.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is an abnormal group of cells in the mouth that can impact areas, like the jawbone, lips, gums, tongue, throat, palate, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, and salivary glands. Each periodontal examination at Premier Periodontics includes an oral cancer screening to check for early symptoms or indications of oral cancer, including sores, nodules, lumps, and lesions. Our specialists will also palpate your neck and jaw for abnormal growths. Should any areas of concern be found, our skilled surgeons can perform a tissue biopsy to further evaluate the lesion and determine if additional care or treatment is required.
Dental Exam Reviews
"This is a long review, but I hope the detail I’ve included may help others who need periodontal work. It’s neither cheap nor fun, but when you need it, you are so much better off with a skilled and reputable practitioner. I give the highest recommendation Dr. Issa Dkeidek and his team – and please read on to discover why.Although I live in Upstate New York, I spend a lot of time in Washington State. My gums were bothering me (and my general dentist told me I would need gum surgery), so I found Premier Periodontics and made an appointment to see Dr. Dkeidek. First of all, he and his hygienist performed the most complete dental exam and cleaning I have ever had! I now feel bad seeing my dentist in New York, knowing that he and his staff could be doing so much more.However, as I expected, my gums needed work: a gum graft. I scheduled the procedure, and went in—accompanied by my considerable fear of dental work. But…what a pleasant surprise! The whole thing was as pain-free as I could ever hope for. For me, the injections of anesthetic into the gum tissue has always been the worst part of dental work, but somehow Dr. Dkeidek got around 20 small shots into the gums and I barely felt it. I think the combination of the topical anesthetic that was swabbed on first, plus his efficiency and skill, made this part of it so easy. And, since I was numb in all the right places, the actual taking of the graft from the roof of the mouth and stitching it to the gums was anticlimactic—the hardest part was just holding my mouth open. The whole thing was gentle yet efficient, and both he and his staff exhibited such friendly teamwork that I felt safe and relaxed to be in their capable hands.He prescribed pain medication to take, and, though I filled the prescriptions, I only needed a couple of ibuprofen on the second day. I made sure to follow the detailed guidelines they gave me (rinsing with salt water, no brushing around the site, etc), and never had any recovery problems. I have enjoyed pain-free, healthy gums since then. And, when I visited my NY dentist for my regular checkup, he invited the other doctors in his practice to come look at the grafts, because he felt they were so beautifully done. I guess you have to be another dentist to appreciate that kind of beauty!I hope I have no more serious dental problems, but if I do, I’ll wait until I am again in the Seattle area, and can see Dr. Dkeidek of Premier Periodontics."- J.T. / Google / Dec 03, 2016
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Whether you are referred to us by your general dentist or another specialist, or are seeking out our services on your own, Premier Periodontics is pleased to offer the highest standard of periodontal and implant services today. Patients commonly visit our specialty team to evaluate and treat conditions, like gum disease, gum recession, bone loss in the jaw, cosmetic periodontal concerns, and tooth loss. A comprehensive periodontal exam affords us the opportunity to evaluate your specific needs and provide you with a periodontal or implant treatment plan to maximize your oral health outcomes. As board-certified periodontal and implant surgeons, we are well-versed in these highly specialized fields and are experts when it comes to diagnosing and treating the full scope of gum, bone, and implant surgery needs.
What To Expect with Dental Exam
Before we begin your examination, our periodontal team will review your medical and dental histories, including any current medications, and discuss your periodontal or implant concerns. We will then review x-rays from your referring dentist or take a new one with our 3D imaging system, which shows all aspects of your mouth (such as your teeth, jawbone health, and nerve positioning) in highly defined detail. Once we have read your x-rays, our team will then examine your gum tissues and other areas of your mouth and perform a routine oral cancer screening. Any areas of concern that we detect clinically or on your x-rays will then be reviewed with you, along with appropriate treatment recommendations.
Dental Exam Follow-Up
Premier Periodontics is proud to take a comprehensive and customized approach to periodontal and implant care and will work closely with your referring dentist to make certain your oral health needs are met in the most effective way. At the end of your exam visit, our team will present you with a personalized treatment plan and will gladly answer any questions that you have about your oral health or recommended services. Along with any treatment that you may undergo with our practice, we do encourage you to keep up with regular dental visits with your general dentist and maintain a good home care routine to help maintain the health of your smile.
Dental Exam Insurance Coverage
Dental examinations are often covered benefits under most dental insurance plans. Premier Periodontics is a preferred provider for several major insurance companies and will review your specific benefits to help you better understand your coverage. In the event that you have personal expenses for your care, our business team can talk with you about the convenient payment options we accept, including flexible financing solutions, to help you get the treatment you need for better oral health.
Periodontal health is an important aspect of dental wellness and the foundation of a healthy smile. A comprehensive periodontal and implant exam from our experienced team of specialists can help you find viable solutions to your oral health needs and get the care you require for better gum and bone health. Using the latest in advanced technology, Premier Periodontics is proud to serve the Bellevue, WA area with customized, trusted specialty care in a warm, friendly environment. Get in touch with our team to book your periodontal and implant examination today.