Pain is not a good indicator of a dental problem. Many conditions in the mouth are “silent” and go unnoticed by patients for years before major problems arise. This is why it is very important to keep up with routine dental exams so that when things do arise, they can be nipped in the bud so to speak.
Often times during a dental exam, Dr. Leo Aghajanian, dentist in Glendale, will catch a condition such as a cavity, potentially dangerous oral lesion or gum problems and bring it to the patient’s attention. The dental exam consists of a series of digital x-rays, a thorough periodontal evaluation, oral cancer screening and an extra-oral exam of the head and neck areas.