(505) 863-8000

1421 US 491 Gallup, NM

Exams

Whether you are a brand new patient or one of our loyal longtime patients at Gallup Dental Group, we always provide a comprehensive dental exam so that we can determine your current oral health and identify any oral conditions that could put your smile at risk.

A Thorough Exam of Each Tooth

Dr. Rowberry or Dr. Vergien will examine each tooth for signs of decay, cracks, or any other dental condition. We will mark this in your dental chart to track changes with your oral health and to discuss with you.

This is a great time to share any recent pain or any concerns you have about your teeth or gums. We encourage you to ask questions, describe anything you would like to improve about the appearance of your smile, or discuss changes to your medical history that may affect your oral health so we can give you the best dental care possible.

Periodontal Evaluation

Healthy gums are essential to a healthy smile! During your exam, we will evaluate your gums, looking for signs of gum disease, recession, or any lesions. Your gum health will determine the type of dental cleaning that will best suit you – either a regular dental cleaning or a cleaning designed to eliminate gum disease.

Gum disease can contribute to other medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, so keeping your gums healthy is essential to good overall health.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are one of the best diagnostic tools to determine what is happening beneath your enamel. Not every condition is identifiable with a visual exam alone. We use ultra-safe digital dental x-rays to produce high-resolution images for our dentists to review.

X-rays are a great investment in your oral health because they allow us to identify decay in its earliest stages when it is easier and less expensive to treat.

Digital dental x-rays emit up to 80 percent less radiation than old-fashioned film x-rays. You experience more radiation exposure by being outside on a sunny day in our Gallup climate.

Discussing Treatment with You

Once we complete your dental exam, we will go over anything that requires your attention and explain your treatment options. Your treatment is your choice. We are your partners in oral health and will answer any questions you have so you feel confident in your decision.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Exam

We proudly serve the Gallup area and the Navajo Nation, as well as surrounding communities. We welcome you to call and schedule a dental appointment with us. If it has been a while since your last dental exam, we can help you get back on track. We look forward to seeing your smile!