Comprehensive Dental Exam

Having a comprehensive exam and professional cleaning every six months serves as the foundation of successful maintenance and treatment. Exams help:

  • Identify problems that you may not see or feel.
  • Uncover early stages of tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Reveal signs of vitamin deficiencies or more serious conditions, such as oral cancer.
  • Treat oral health problems early, sparing you the time and expense of more extensive treatment.

The investment you make in a healthy smile will pay dividends for many years to come.

Our comprehensive dental exam includes:

  • Examination of teeth and gums | We carefully check for signs of tooth decay, tooth wear, mobility, periodontal (gum) disease, and other potential health problems.
  • Cleanings (a.k.a. prophylaxis) | We thoroughly remove accumulations of calculus, tartar, plaque, and polish and floss your teeth, leaving them fresh and gleaming.
  • Diagnostic x-rays | We evaluate x-rays to detect any decay, tumors, cysts and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Check current restorations | We check your existing fillings, crowns and bridges to assure they're in good shape and functioning properly.
  • Oral hygiene consulting | We review and discuss any special oral hygiene aids that we feel will help keep your smile healthy, such as electric toothbrushes, fluoride rinses, cleaning aids, antibiotic therapy, etc.
  • TMJ evaluation | We evaluate your bite, jaw joints and muscles, as well as signs of wear and tear that can lead to more serious problems. Oral cancer screening | We examine your entire mouth – including your lips, tongue, cheeks and throat for any signs of oral cancer.