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Old 09-20-2003, 02:38 AM - Thread Starter
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I take ds for a regular dental checkup on the 25th. What do they usually do with kids his age at a checkup?

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Old 09-20-2003, 07:08 AM
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Best to ask your dentist. Some do more than others on the first check up. A lot will depend on how your ds responds to the dentist and to the experience.
In our experience, the basics are a visual exam, probe for cavities (with the little metal pick), and x-rays. Then a follow-up appointment is made for cleaning and any further work if necessary.
Good luck!
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