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!