When you come in for your routine dental appointment, Dr. Iqbal Sayed will perform an oral exam in Patchogue, New York. Our dentist will examine all of your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral health issues. To determine if you have gum disease, our dentist will look for the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Hard buildup of plaque and tartar
  • Receding gums
  • Pockets between the teeth and gums

It is important to come in for your routine appointment at least once every six months so that gum disease and any other dental issues can be diagnosed and treated early. During your oral exam, Dr. Iqbal Sayed may decide to take digital X-rays. This will allow him to more closely examine the teeth, mouth, and jaw. Areas that are difficult to observe with the naked eye will become easily visible.

After your exam, our dentist will go over any dental issues that were found. One or more dental treatments will be recommended to correct these problems. Dr. Iqbal Sayed will make sure that you understand your treatment options so that you can make an informed decision about your dental care. We welcome you to contact Patchogue Dental Service PC today for more information and to schedule an appointment.