At Dental Town, our regular check-ups include a full examination, a professional cleaning, an oral cancer screening, and when necessary, digital X-rays. Besides routine home care, we recommend visits to one of our locations every six months in order to sustain maximum oral health.

During your appointment at Dental Town, one of our experienced hygienists will provide your teeth with a professional cleaning that will leave your mouth feeling great. Next, we’ll conduct a comprehensive exam of your overall oral health, which includes your gums and tongue. If needed, X-rays are taken to check on the health of the teeth’s structure.

The goal of these visits is to ensure your mouth is healthy and that any issues that arise can be addressed while they are still minor.

Periodontal disease

During these trips, we’ll pay close attention to the health of the patient’s gums, checking for indications of gum disease. Gum disease or periodontal disease has been connected with overall health, which includes heart disease. Be certain that you tell the dentist if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Loose teeth
  • Constant bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Puffy, red gums

Screenings for Oral Cancer

We believe that it’s our duty to keep your oral cavity healthy and to evaluate any changes or abnormalities, which potentially might be indications of oral cancer. Your Chicago-area dentists at Dental Town are in a unique position to diagnose and detect cancer of the mouth in its earliest stages before the condition progresses and becomes more dangerous.

There are several symptoms and indications of oral cancer that we are on the lookout for in our routine examinations and that you should keep a watchful eye out for at home:

  • Ear pain
  • Change in voice, chronic sore throat, hoarseness
  • Difficulty speaking, swallowing, chewing, or moving the tongue or jaw
  • Persistent sores
  • Tenderness or pain
  • Loss of feeling or numbness
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Speckled, red, or velvety white patches
  • Erosion, crusting, rough spots, lumps, thickening, or swelling