Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

It’s Exam Time – General Dentistry Facts about your Dental Exam


If you’re familiar with general dentistry, you probably know that getting a dental exam is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth. During a typical exam, you’ll have your teeth cleaned, and your dentist will take X-rays and perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums. If you’re a new patient, your dentist may perform a more thorough checkup called a comprehensive evaluation. It includes an investigation of your entire mouth, head, and neck, plus a complete medical history.

Things You should Tell your Dentist

In order to get the most from your treatment, you must tell your dentist about important factors that affect your oral health. Be sure to mention the following things during your visit:

  • Any fear or anxiety you have pertaining to your dental health or treatment
  • Your dental health history
  • Any existing medical conditions
  • Problems with your gag reflex
  • All over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you’re taking
  • Any symptoms you are having such as pain, swelling, sensitivity, or lesions inside your mouth

Elements of the Comprehensive Exam

During a comprehensive exam, the following areas will likely be evaluated:

  • Clinical evaluation of all tooth surfaces
  • Salivary glands
  • Lymph nodes
  • Temporomandibular joints
  • Periodontal evaluation of gum tissues
  • Occlusion or bite assessment
  • Soft tissues of the face, lips, and cheeks

Your Treatment Plan

If your dentist detects any problems that require treatment, he or she will develop a treatment plan. Advanced conditions may require a referral to a specialist such as a periodontist or endodontist. Your dentist will share more details about any dental procedures you may need.

Let General Dentistry Save Your Smile; Contact Your Family Dental Ocala Clinic

If you haven’t seen a dentist in months or years, you may be suffering from dental decay or gum disease that could progress if untreated. Save your smile, and reduce your future dental bills; call your family dental Ocala clinic today to schedule a comprehensive dental exam.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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Patient Reviews
Judy the hygienist was great. All the people there are friendly and professional
Stacey R.
Very nice people
Donald M.
The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
Shannon F.
I traveled 3 hours for dental procedures at this facility. My appointments were always on time and the staff and dentist were great!
Delaina B.
They are great. My only complaint is my own fault. I never floss!!!! Lol. They are so nice and very good at the cleanings. Sarah is the best
Brandon J.
My family and I love the staff and especially the office manager. She makes sure that we are taking care of and the environment is family friendly. We love our dentist family❤️
Isaac W.
Very friendly and efficient. Prompt service. Didn’t push unnecessary products or procedures
Peter G.
Courteous service and gentle procedures.
Theresa H.
Melissa was very down to earth and did a great job with my teeth.
Yamil R.
Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Jenny for her precision and knowledge.
Dave D.
Everyone in the office is very pleasant, and professional.
Elliott Z.
Most professional office staff, the BEST hygienist and my very favorite dentist, Dr Torres!
Patricia P.
I had another great experience having my periodontal maintenance cleaning performed by Sarah. She takes her time to do a very thorough and comfortable procedure. I would definitely recommend Sarah […]
Joseph V.
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Janet W.
Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
Delaina B.
Dr .Chan and his assistant Melissa are an awesome team , they did and still are (in progress) doing a fantastic job on my husband Adam’s teeth. Will recommend Advanced Dental to my friends and […]
Elizabeth W.
Love the staff!!!
Susan L.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
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My daughter loves visiting all the wonderful ladies in the office.
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I have found the entire staff to be kind and caring! Jennifer is always helpful and kind and Judy rocks!!!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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