To keep yourself healthy, you should be proactive with dental issues by getting them diagnosed before they become bigger issues. During a dental exam, one of our dentists can identify any potential problems. While the mouth is checked in your cleaning, an exam provides a much more in-depth analysis. Dental examinations at Dental Express assess your general and oral health by looking for tooth decay, disease, and signs of oral cancer. Our dentists will determine your need for procedures and look for problems with your bite and jaw. Digital images can be taken to get a better insight into the health of your teeth, jaw, and gums. If you live in or near San Diego, CA, make an appointment for a dental examination at one of our Dental Express locations.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is caused by an abnormal growth of cells in the mouth, including on the jawbone, lips, gums, tongue, salivary glands, and throat. At Dental Express, every exam includes a screening for oral cancer to check for early symptoms, such as inflammation, sores, lesions, and lumps. Our dentists will also palpate the neck and jaw for abnormal growths. If any areas of concern are found, a biopsy can be done or you may be referred to a specialist for further care.
Dental Exam Reviews
"I've had some bad experiences with dental treatment & it created a big fear for me. So, I did my research, and stumbled upon Dental Express. I managed to get myself there and keep my appointment, and I am so glad I did. Being at the dentist for the first time is 10 years, and I was very comfortable & welcomed. Dr. Martin told me about the work needed, and after everyone left the room I had a panic attack & started crying. He later came back and asked if I wanted to do a deep cleaning while being there, & noticed I was upset and told me not to worry about it and to do it a later time. I knew right then that I found my place! This place is all you can really ask for. Nice & friendly people!"- E.R. / Yelp / Oct 19, 2017
"I was referred by my mother to go visit Dr. Marabeh who took excellent care of her during her dental procedures. My mother is extremely picky on who she trusts with her dental or health needs so for her to refer someone like Dr. Marabeh with so much enthusiasm was refreshing . So I decided to go for myself and see what the hype was all about. First of all, the office staff greeted me with a smile and were extremely welcoming. The office was pristine and clean. I waited for a short moment after I was greeted and approached by dr. Marabeh. I understood what my mom was raving about. He thoroughly explained everything I needed after examination. He was approachable and confident. I was a bit nervous because the last cleaning/dental procedure I had done wasn't a pleasant experience. I had a cleaning and a filling done and all I can say was kuddos to you dr. Marabeh!!!! I will be back to get the rest of my work done soon with you man! If you are looking for great staff and an amazing Dr. that treats you like a patient and not a customer I highly recommend going to visit Dental Express and specifically asking for DR. MARABEH!"- B.A. / Yelp / Dec 16, 2018
"I've walked by Dental Express for the last year because my son attends school near by. So I finally decided to walk in and I was greeted By Joana the Dental receptionist. She was very kind and courteous. I schedule 4 appointments one for my self and2 for my kids and one for my mom. I was very skeptical do to a bad experience that I had 3 yrs ago at another Dental office. Also my son has a lot anxiety, before hand I informed the Dental assistant Somsernt sorry if I spelled that wrong. But he was awesome he was nice friendly and made both my kiddos comfortable. My son has a hard time when going to the dentist but right away they made him feel at ease.Then we finally met Dr. Michelle. She was fantastic, explained our dental treatment in detailed she is very nice and professional. I can honestly say all 4 of us had a fantastic experience. The office is nice clean and very friendly. I so love the music in the office I mean Best treatment ever and not to mention Journey playing in the background. My number one priority is that they make us feel safe and welcome. And they exceeded my expectations. Thank you Dental Express your team Rocks. We definitely found our Dental office and we plan on sticking with it. Thank you so much!!!!"- S.S. / Yelp / May 04, 2019
"They did amazing. I'm happy to say that I believe I found my new family dentist. I brought my daughter here for her first dental exam. The staff was very kind the doctor was very polite and professional. After that I scheduled an appointment for my husband and I."- A.L. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2015
"We just moved to San Diego and I needed a cleaning. I decided to try this office because I live nearby and pass it daily. First off, the outside is very misleading, the inside is beautifully designed and extremely large. My first appt was very successful! I got into the chair quickly and everyone from the front office, the Dr and his assistants were incredibly kind. I will definitely be going back and my husband will also become a patient at this office. I highly recommend it!"- S.S. / Yelp / Dec 07, 2016
Best Candidates for Dental Exam
San Diego, CA residents of every age should get an annual examination. Many common problems, like gum disease (the top cause of tooth loss), do not have noticeable symptoms. If caught early, patients will have more treatment options and a better chance at a full recovery.
In addition, the American Dental Association (ADA) suggests taking children to the dentist before their first birthday. Our team can help with concerns, like teething, using pacifiers, and learning how to prevent baby bottle tooth decay. At Dental Express, we can help you learn how to care for and clean your baby's teeth. That way, they develop healthy habits early and use them throughout their life.
What To Expect
Your examination will start with an overall assessment of your teeth, tongue, gums, throat, the roof of your mouth, and inside your cheeks. The exam will also include checking for symptoms of oral cancer. Our team may take x-rays and screen for abnormal tissue in the gums. Also, we evaluate your neck, head, and jaw, including the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and bite. If our team finds anything during your exam, we will discuss any issues and treatment options. Finally, we will check any restorations you have, such as crowns and dentures, to check the fit and wear.
If we found anything during the exam, our dentists will schedule a follow-up appointment and review your treatment options. In addition to your follow-up appointment, you will still want to brush and floss every day, receive biannual professional cleanings, and schedule yearly dental exams.
Since a dental exam is vital to your health, it's usually covered by dental insurance. We will talk to your insurance to calculate your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses. If you don't have dental insurance, Dental Express accepts many payments, including medical financing. Our team is happy to work with you and to help you find an affordable option.
Annual Dental Exams
Keeping your mouth healthy means you can't just go to the dentist only when something goes wrong. Preventive care is vital. Every year, we recommend scheduling a dental exam at one of our many convenient San Diego locations. This can help you to minimize problems by catching them early. We work hard to make dental visits a positive experience for you and your family so you'll enjoy coming back. To schedule your exam, contact our team in San Diego, CA.
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