About Dental Exams
To help control oral health conditions before they get out of hand, patients should schedule a dental exam with our dentists at Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX at least annually. During the dental exam, our dentists will use numerous diagnostic methods to check the health of the teeth, mouth, gums, and jaw for areas of concern. This generally includes a complete exam, which involves digital X-rays, a visual inspection, and gum probing. By performing dental exams, Meadows Dental Care can help individuals around Austin, TX take pro-active measures to slow down oral health issues in the early stages. This is the best way to give the patient a wider range of treatments that may be less invasive and more affordable.
"I called Meadows Dental Care due to a broken tooth. They were able to see me the next day and provided me with a treatment plan that day. The staff was very friendly and professional. They made me feel at ease from the first step into the office to my exiting the office. I highly recommend Meadows Dental Care."- L.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"Dr. Badea and the entire staff is awesome!! When I first came in over a year ago, my teeth cleaning habits were hurting my teeth. The dentist and hygienists fixed the bleeding and other issues, and helped me start using an electric toothbrush. Each time I come in, my habits have improved slightly; Dr. Badea is very knowledgeable, but even way more important she is encouraging of my efforts to improve my habits, and is an advocate for my health. She is patient with questions and great at what she does. Karen is awesome as well ! Anytime I call about random issues, she is always there ready to help and answer questions.The hygienist is fantastic as well, and I would've named her already except I don't want to mess up the spelling! She is also very patient and helpful with questions, and is also very good at what she does. We have common interests and each time I go it's always a fun chat. Thank you so much to everyone & I highly recommend this office!!"- K.D. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"Jiye and Dr. Badea are great at their job. They are patient and explain everything thoroughly."- A.M. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"Other than wait time at front desk for new appointment, the dental care is excellent."- B.C. / Google / Aug 24, 2019
"Dr. Luana Badea and her entire staff make you feel like they really care about your comfort and dental health. it has been the best dental experience i have had. I highly recommend them to anyone who has been fearful of going to the dentist, as I was"- V.L. / Google / Aug 06, 2019
What to Expect
A thorough dental exam will start with a discussion between our dentist and the patient. We will ask about the patient's health, including any current medications, illnesses or surgeries. Our dentist will ask the patient to find out if they have noticed any oral health changes. To get a complete picture of the patient's mouth, our dentist will take digital X-rays to view the teeth, gum, and bones. A visual check of the mouth with palpation will also help in checking signs of oral decay or disease. The probing tool will be used to check the condition of the gums by measuring the depth of the gum pockets and identifying areas of recession.
If our dentists find any areas of concern during the dental consultation, they will talk to the patient about possible treatment plans that may be performed at Meadows Dental Care or at the patient's home. Progress will be important so that the patient can continue to improve their dental health. If a patient has ongoing issues our dentists may suggest that he or she visit a oral surgeon or specialist.
The billing coordinators at Meadows Dental Care will contact the patient's dental insurance company to consult with and confirm all out of pocket fees prior to the visit. Meadows Dental Care offers payment programs to help assist with the expenses.
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Prevent and Protect
Be sure to contact with Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX to schedule your annual dental exam so you can keep healthy teeth and gums. With ongoing dental exams at Meadows Dental Care, our dentists can stay on top of with any subtle or major changes. This can save hours of time and discomfort, as well as avoid an extensive treatment.
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