Dental One Associates of Fayetteville
410 N Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214

The Comprehensive Dental Exam – How General Dentistry Saves Smiles

dca-blog-173-understanding-the-dental-exam

In general dentistry, the dental exam is known as the most important diagnostic tool for detecting early problems. Your dentist will probably want you to have one at least once every year. During the appointment, your teeth will be cleaned, and your teeth and gums will be examined for signs of decay or disease. In some cases, your dentist may order X-rays to get a more detailed look at your teeth and jaw. If you’re a new patient, a more comprehensive exam may be performed; this advanced procedure checks the health of your entire mouth, head, and neck area.

What You should Tell your Dentist

To get the most from your dental care, be sure to tell your dentist about issues that affect your dental health. Be sure to mention the following during your visit:

  • Your dental health history
  • Any existing medical conditions
  • Any fear or anxiety you have pertaining to your dental health or treatment
  • Any over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you take
  • Any symptoms you are having such as pain, sensitivity, swelling, or lesions inside your mouth
  • Issues with your gag reflex

Components of the Comprehensive Exam

During a comprehensive exam, the following areas are likely to be evaluated:

  • Lymph nodes
  • Temporomandibular joints
  • Periodontal evaluation of gum tissues
  • Occlusion or bite assessment
  • Soft tissues of the face, lips, and cheeks
  • Clinical evaluation of all tooth surfaces
  • Salivary glands

Your Personalized Treatment Plan

If your dentist identifies any problems that require treatment, he or she will create a treatment plan. Advanced conditions may require a referral to a specialist such as a periodontist or endodontist. If you have any questions about upcoming dental procedures or treatments, your dentist will be happy to provide details.

General Dentistry can Save your Smile, so Contact your Family Dental Fayetteville Clinic Today

If you can’t remember the last time you saw a dentist, you may be suffering from dental decay or gum disease that could progress if untreated. Save your smile, and reduce your future dental bills; call your family dental Fayetteville clinic today to schedule a comprehensive dental exam.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Fayetteville, call Dental One Associates of Fayetteville today at (678) 228-8348 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Fayetteville. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Fayetteville, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Fayetteville.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Always a pleasure, staff is patient, knowledgeable and very courteous!
Tiffany H.
I receive good care as well as customer service.
Pat C.
Dr. Perez and staff are exceptional!
Joann B.
Thank you for having Toni on staff. She does a great job.
William S.
Great Dentist office....
Tina C.
I have only had cleanings at this location so far, but the people at this office are super nice, helpful, and professional. : - )
Jacquelin D.
Really enjoy this office! The hygienist, Gina was so sweet and so very gentle with my teeth. I really appreciate that and hope she has a long career […]
Sally T.
Crown fell out able to get an appointment right away.
Barbara M.
The doctors, nurses and office staff are always very friendly and professional, they put me at ease and make a pleasant experience.
Pam R.
The app went well did not wait long
Guy H.
My Hygienist, Donna, was professional, thorough and accommodating.
Shaune H.
I was feeling terrified to have the procedure done, that I put it off for so long. After pushing myself to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised at […]
Kimberly L.
The staff and services were great.
Sabrina W.
Great experience fast and loving staff make sure yiur satisfied safe and happy thanks!!
Amanda C.
Very courteous!
Kenneth R.
My dental hygienist was very quick, efficient and pleasant and she didn't have an assistant.
Pam R.
It was a great experience as usual.
Royanne W.
Dr. Jo is the best; he goes the extra mile for his patients.
Brenda S.
Dr. Jo is the best! He truly cares about his patients.
Susan O.
Great staff and customer service
Jessica O.
Great customer service :)
Ashley D.
Very friendly and professional service was provided
Angela J.
Great Place Dr. Johannson is the Best
Tom C.
The experience was good.no long wait period,always answered questions. Will recommended to others.
Casey J.
Dr. Perez is the best. Hands down. I've had some kinda extensive work done in my mouth.... root canal, crown, fillings, etc and the worst part about […]
Amanda Y.
My dental visit went very well. Dr Jo is one fine dentist. Filling my tooth went well and all my dread was for nothing.
Helen K.
The service was good with very little wait time. The staff members were polite and professional.
Patricia C.
Everything, I was a big chicken now Dr. Perez is so gentle I fall asleep in his chair and Dennis is a sweet doll baby. I'm never leaving. Lol
Tracey L.
Three words of Dr. Johansen (THE BEST EVER!)
Mary S.
Professional staffing. Convenient location. Short waiting time.
Jeffrey W.
MY EXPERINCE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND INFORMATIVE
Valerie B.
Great customer service
Jutta R.
Pleasant experience with no suprises.
Ofrona R.
Dr. Martindale was awesome; always very polite, listens to your concerns, provides feedback, and gets you in & out in a flash!
Ebony M.
Friendly and professional. Staff willing to adust appointments around my work schedule.
Charlotte J.
I had not bee to the dentist in years and was a little scepticle about a Dental chain, thinking they may try to sell me on doing major work. I was […]
Richard Z.
Dentist was phenominally friendly and my filling was absolutely painless. All employees were genuine and professional and answered all of my […]
Tresia B.
I was extremely pleased with the care and service I received. I truly, have never received care like that at a dentist office before. They we're […]
Candice H.
I have been a patient for a long time and the people that are in the office are wonderful. The hygienists the I have had are the best. I recently had […]
Nancy D.
They have convenient hours and friendly staff.
Veronica W.
I love Fayetteville Dental One Associates...Keep up the great work guys.
Wandrekia P.
Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
Christopher S.
My appointment time was honored -and the dentist kept me informed during the procedure.
Robin E.
Friendly staff, love Dr. Johanson and Donna, hygienist, very professional, engaged me in conversation, etc.
Patricia D.
Michele was very good and personable.
Cheryl W.
Very good and thorugh service...
L. V.
Great place to find all your dental needs.
Regina A.
Very courteous and professional staff. Very clean and attractive office. I quickly got over the long wait in the waiting area since it was just that […]
Dawn J.
friendly environment
Janet G.
The staff/assistants are Wonderful. Dr. Perez is Awesome. Thank you for being so thoughtful and warm to your clients,.
Angelia W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (678) 228-8348
Our Location