Dental Exams in Gainesville

Dental X-Rays & Exams

Routine X-rays are a crucial part of regular dental care that aids in diagnosing and treating many oral concerns.

We use digital X-rays at GoSmiles during your dental exams in Gainesville. Digital X-rays are able to diagnose abnormalities and detect weak points in the enamel. They can also find cavities in areas that are difficult to see—between the teeth, for example!

Provided as a part of every preventative care visit, X-rays allow us to stay ahead of developing conditions such as tooth decay, wisdom tooth impaction, tumor development, bone loss, and tooth infections.

What to Expect During Your Dental Exam

During your appoint, we’ll clean your teeth, take X-rays, and screen for oral concerns like cancer.

As we work ,we’ll talk you through each part of your appointment as we clean, floss, and remove buildup from your teeth and gums. Based on your exam, we’ll provide any recommendations for your at-home routine, too.

If we notice any oral health concerns that require an additional visit, we’ll let you know and get those scheduled.

The Steps of a Dental Exam in Gainesville

Step 01.


We’ll use scalers to remove plaque and tartar from places your toothbrush can’t reach. Then we’ll floss and polish. If needed, we’ll apply necessary flouride and sealant treatments.

Step 02.


After your cleaning, we’ll take X-rays to give us a better look at your teeth and jawbone. This helps us screen for hard-to-see cavities and any bone health concerns.

Step 03.


We’ll screen for oral cancer, receding gums, and any other concerns in your mouth. If necessary, we’ll recommend follow-up care or treatments.

Advanced Technology

The 3D Cone Beam

The cone beam is a type of CT scan that goes beyond typical X-rays. It provides a more extensive look at the structure of your jawbone as well as soft tissues and nerve pathways.

Our 3D Cone Beam X-ray produces a high-resolution, interactive mapping of your entire skull structure, including the jawbone, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and all of your teeth. With this imaging, we are able to identify abnormalities, visualize the oral cavity at any angle, and plan the positioning for dental implants.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Finest Dental Exams in Gainesville

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Additional Resources

The Guide to Gum Disease

Learn more about periodontal disease and the various treatment options to manage the symptoms.

Read the Guide

At-Home Oral Health Guide

Your at-home routine is the foundation of your dental care. Get expert advice on improving and maintaining it.

Read the Guide