Even if you do not have a toothache or any other sign of an oral problem, it is important to continue visiting Oak Park Dental regularly for one very specific reason: prevention. Caring for your smile before a health concern develops will extend the longevity and quality of your smile. If you are due for your next six-month checkup in Lake Charles, Louisiana, call 337-478-3232 to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Castle, Dr. Ferro or Dr. Hebert.

During your appointment at our office, our dentists and team will perform a complete oral examination, including a visual inspection, periodontal evaluation and diagnosis. As part of the visual inspection, we will closely examine your teeth, their supporting structures and the oral anatomy. We may also use digital X-rays to diagnose tooth decay, bone loss and other dental problems. We may also perform an oral cancer screening, which helps us detect any abnormalities in the oral tissues. This exam is important so that any emerging problematic issues can be detected early, when the conditions are easier to treat.

We also perform a periodontal probing and examination during your exam. This allows us to evaluate the health of your gums and diagnose any present gum disease (periodontal disease). In addition, we will analyze your bite (occlusion) to identify any problems.

After your examination is complete, our dentists will review our findings with you so you can better understand the current state of your oral health. We will then recommend the treatments needed to correct any conditions or problems we have detected. Our team will explain your treatment options so you can make an educated decision about your care. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health or about your treatment options; we want you to feel confident and comfortable with your oral health care.

We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about your oral examination and schedule an appointment with our friendly team.