Dental Exam & X-rays

Dental Checkup

A typical dental visit has your dentist examining your teeth. The dental checkup is useful in evaluating oral health. The oral examination can be limited to only a specific part of the mouth to check the swelling of gums, cavities, etc. depending on the purpose of your dental visit.

If you have pain in your tooth, then the problem area is examined thoroughly after an overall oral examination. X-rays can also be taken to find out the exact cause of your problem and the treatments further. The dental X-rays are a great way to get the right information about your teeth and prove to be helpful in prescribing the medicines accordingly.

Procedure Of Dental Exam At Fisher & Orfaly Dental

At Fisher & Orfaly Dental, Dr. George Orfaly will do a thorough oral examination if you are visiting the dentist for the first time. The dental hygienist first cleans the teeth which makes it easier to spot the symptoms if any. It is advisable to get a dental checkup done after a period of 6 months.

There are 4 types of checkups or examinations on the basis of needs:

What Are Dental X-rays?

Dental X-rays are the radiation images of your teeth and gums to comprehend any signs of infection, cavities, or tooth decay. Any remedial procedure for your teeth begins by taking the dental X-rays. 

Depending on what problem has to be addressed or found out, various views of teeth are required. And below are the types of X-rays usually taken:

The dental hygienist at Fisher & Orfaly Dental will guide you through each step of the X-ray process. They might wait outside the room while the X-ray is being taken.

What To Expect At The Clinic For Dental X-ray?

The dental hygienist will first clean your mouth and make you comfortable for an oral examination. Dr. Orfaly will do your oral exam and, if needed, will take the dental X-rays.

At Fisher and Orfaly Dental, we offer our patients Digital X-rays. The X-ray machine is placed right next to the chair you sit in to get a better view of the interiors of your mouth. The required X-ray is then taken on the basis of which, Dr. Orfaly guides you with the further course of action.

You may be advised to avoid extremely hot and cold foods immediately. Apart from that, you may be given the medications depending on the oral health conditions as diagnosed by Dr. Orfaly.

Digital X-rays give 70% less exposure to radiation than conventional X-rays, and are very safe. Dr. Orfaly follows all the necessary safety protocols thus virtually eliminating any risks associated with X-rays.

What Are The Prerequisites For A Dental X-ray?

There are no special requirements when it comes to dental X-rays, it is advisable that you brush your teeth before you arrive at the clinic. There is no separate appointment required for a dental X-ray.

Are Dental Exams And Dental X-rays Covered Under Insurance?

Major health insurance companies cover two visits to the dentists which include dental exams and dental X-rays in a year. Dental procedures at most companies are grouped into 3 parts: preventive, basic, and major. The companies cover most of the preventive plans from 80-100%, basic procedures at 50-70%, and major at 50%. That depends on the plans you choose. You can contact your company to get the further details.

For any queries related to dental care or dental problems, please feel free to contact us at 978-744-1209.

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Deej Twombly
October 7, 2020

Coming to Dr Orfaly is The best decision I could have made. I didn’t have a dentist for years and they saw me when I had an emergency. Now I am getting all of my dental work here, perfect caps, bridges and hygiene. I highly recommend Dr Orfaly and his staff.

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Mica Bolotin
October 28, 2020

After having a negative experience with a filling with a past dentist, I was nervous to go to a new dentist with tooth pain. Dr. Orfaly and team were very understanding and knowledgable when walking me through my options for a cracked tooth. 10/10 would recommend due to their professionalism, attention to detail, and level of care. Thanks team!

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Ashley Spencer
April 1, 2021

Dr Orfaly is the best dentist around! I have alot of anxiety around going to the dentist & Dr Orfaly always makes sure to check in to see how I'm doing & is so nice. If a referral is needed to a specialist, he makes the call for you & gets you an appt quickly (mine was even the same day) I love how they book you with the same dental hygienist for all cleanings.. Adds another level of comfort... Shoutout to mine, Kathy!

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Dr. George Orfaly
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About Dr. George Orfaly

Dr. George Orfaly is a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and has been practicing as a dentist in Salem, MA since 2005. He has consistently improved the lives of his patients by providing them relief, confidence, and healthy smiles. He believes that oral health is directly related to overall health and well-being. Dr. Orfaly has also been an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and North Shore District Dental Society.

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