The first step in obtaining and maintaining your ideal oral health is a comprehensive oral evaluation. At our office, an initial comprehensive oral exam may include:
A complete review of your medical history and discussion about your current medical condition, medications, and treatments.
A thorough oral cancer screening to check your lips, tongue, and the insides of your mouth and cheeks.
A series of dental radiographs (x-rays), taken to provide your dentist with the ability to properly diagnose any disease or pathology that cannot be clinically detected.
A periodontal (gum) exam that includes measurement of the pocket depth between the gums and teeth, to gauge overall gum health.
An occlusal exam, to check for bite problems (underbite, overbite, crossbite), worn teeth, and jaw problems, such as TMJ.
An explanation of the findings along with a treatment plan and information about any additional procedures or diagnostics that may be required.
Additionally, if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry we will discuss your options for creating the smile you've always wanted!