Diagnostic Dental Examinations

A comprehensive oral evaluation includes an examination of your teeth, oral tissues, a radiographic evaluation, and treatment planning. For safer and more accurate examinations, Dr. Mischenko utilizes digital X-rays that emit about 80 percent less radiation compared to traditional radiographs.

In general, you should schedule a diagnostic examination and preventive dental cleaning at least once every six months, or as often as Dr. Mischenko recommends. During your examination, or dental checkup, the doctor will thoroughly check for:

  • Areas of weakened tooth enamel that could indicate cavity development
  • Redness, inflammation, gum recession, and other signs of gingivitis (early gum disease)
  • Cracks, fractures, and excessive wear on teeth
  • Issues with the alignment of teeth and jaws
  • Tissue abnormalities, like lesions and ulcers, that could warn of oral cancer
  • And more

Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!

At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!

A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.