Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit, which will include the following:

 

Disease Screening

We check the face, neck, TMJ, lips, tongue, throat, and gums for any signs of abnormal conditions, including cancer. Health problems like diabetes, nutrient deficiencies and kidney problems can sometimes first present themselves in your mouth.

Periodontal Evaluation

Are your gums bleeding sometimes? Are they red or swollen? Do you suffer from bad breath? You may have gum disease... We will check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of problem.

Examination of The Teeth

All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments. We use the x-rays to see between the teeth.Examination of existing restorations: we will check current fillings, crowns, and other restorations to make sure they are not leaking nor broken, and that decay hasn’t started again.