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Grayslake Dentistry -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Grayslake Dentistry

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Grayslake, IL

Scheduling regular dental checkups is the most effective way to prevent extensive damage to your teeth, including tooth decay and cavities. Many dental issues can only be detected by a professional, so dental checkups are essential for taking care of your mouth and keeping disease and decay at bay. Call or schedule your checkup online with Dr. Fatima Afshar at Grayslake Dentistry today.

Dental Exams Q & A

How often should I come in for a dental checkup?

You should consult with Dr. Afshar to determine how often to come in for an exam. Most healthy adults and children should have a dental checkup once or twice a year. If Dr. Afshar determines that you are at high risk for gum disease or oral cancer, you may need to come in more frequently than an adult with a healthy mouth.

What are the components of a dental checkup?

Before Dr. Afshar examines your teeth, one of our trained hygienists will give your mouth a thorough cleaning. He or she will likely inquire about your eating, drinking, and teeth cleaning habits. Your dentist will then examine your mouth for the following conditions and problems among others:

  • Cavities
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancer
  • Jaw displacement
  • Broken teeth
  • Extreme staining

After the examination, Dr. Afshar will determine whether you need X-rays, surgery, or any other additional treatment. She will also coach you about proper dental hygiene and care.

Will my insurance cover the appointment?

Dental insurance covers 100% of the cost of dental checkup appointments because insurers know that preventive care is cheaper than the treatment of conditions in an unhealthy mouth. If you don’t have dental insurance from an employer, you should consider finding a policy independently: Most dental insurance premiums total about $300 per year, which is roughly the out-of-pocket cost of one dental checkup without insurance.

Dental insurance covers any X-rays necessary for proper diagnostics along with 80% of the cost of fillings and root canals and 50% of the cost of bridges and crowns.

To prevent the onset of gum disease, oral cancer, or tooth loss, it is essential for you to visit Dr. Afshar for regular dental checkups. Call or schedule an appointment online with Grayslake Dentistry for a thorough cleaning and counseling.