Dental One Associates of Kennesaw
2616 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Getting an Exam at Your Family Dental Clinic

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Any general dentistry expert will tell you that having regular dental exams is the best way to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. When you catch dental decay and disease early, it’s easier to treat. During a typical exam, you’ll have your teeth cleaned and polished, and every tooth will be carefully examined for signs of disease. If you have gum inflammation, you may be referred for a special periodontal exam. Your dentist may also take X-rays if needed. If it’s your first visit, your dentist may perform a more comprehensive exam that includes checking your entire mouth, head, and neck area.

Things You should Be Sure to Tell your Dentist

In order to make sure you get the most from your treatment, you can’t forget to tell your dentist about important things that affect your oral health. Be sure to cover the following points during your visit:

  • Your dental health history
  • Fears or anxieties you have when it comes to your dental health or treatment
  • Any existing medical conditions
  • All over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you’re taking
  • Any symptoms you might be having including swelling, pain, sensitivity, or lesions inside your mouth
  • Gag reflex issues

What You should Expect from a Comprehensive Exam

The following areas are usually evaluated during a comprehensive or new patient exam:

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

Your Individualized Treatment Plan

If any dental problems are discovered during your general dentistry exam, your dentist will create a treatment plan based on your unique needs. More advanced conditions may require a referral to a specialist such as a periodontist or endodontist. Your dentist can provide more details about any dental procedures you may require.

Let General Dentistry Save Your Smile by Contacting your Family Dental Kennesaw Clinic Today

If you haven’t seen a dentist in months or years, you may unknowingly have dental decay or gum disease that could progress if untreated. Take the best step you can to save your smile, and reduce your future dental bills by calling your family dental Kennesaw clinic today to schedule a comprehensive dental exam.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Kennesaw, call Dental One Associates of Kennesaw today at (404) 381-1480 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Kennesaw. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Kennesaw, 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 Dental One Associates of Kennesaw.

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Patient Reviews
I have gone to Dental One Kennesaw for a few years and they do a great job for me and my family. Very friendly staff.
David M.
This is awesome! The staff is amazing and very helpful! I have recommended them to several others who have also had excellent experiences.
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Professional office. Hygienist always gives tips and pointers on how to keep teeth clean between visits.
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Very honest and helpful. I was able to get taken care of fast.
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professionalism and cleaniess
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Everyone is so nice. And they go the extra mile to make it happen
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Very professional, friendly staff.
Cheryl R.
Three years ago I relocated to this area. My child needed an exam or he couldn’t start school. Dental One was able to see us later that afternoon! Staff are polite and friendly.
Nena S.
Great services and less painful experience than I normal have. Front teeth work is not pleasant but it was bearable thanks to Dr. Gessling.
Eletta G.
I love my dental hygienist she was patient and explained everything. The Dr was great too.
Mary R.
The dentist was awesome and helped calm me down.
Shawn W.
Service at the Kennesaw location is exceptional; extremely helpful office staff and dental assistant.
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Dr. Wheeless and staff are awesome. Finding a new dentist is stressful but I couldn’t be more pleased with being referred to Dental One Associates. They are very friendly yet professional. I highly […]
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Greeted by name and great customer service
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I had a very good cleaning and the office staff was very helpful.
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The service was good and the Dentist answered all my questions and performed an additional service that was needed.
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The office is great, I love the staff. Dr. Willis was great and Jessica the hygienist is fantastic. These ladies making going to the dentist so nice.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (404) 381-1480
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