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What things will a dentist ask seniors during a dental exam?

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If you're a senior headed for a checkup, your dentist should do a thorough history and dental exam. Questions about your dental history should include the approximate date of your last dental visit and reason for the visit. Your dentist will also ask if you’ve noticed any:

  • Recent changes in your mouth
  • Loose or sensitive teeth
  • Difficulty tasting, chewing, or swallowing
  • Pain, discomfort, sores, or bleeding in your mouth
  • Lumps, bumps, or swelling in your mouth

From: Dental Care for Seniors WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

SOURCE:

American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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