Complete Oral Exam

We perform a complete and thorough oral exam during your initial visit.  During subsequent check-up visits, your dentist and hygienist will also include the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. (Read more about our use ofdigital X-rays.)
  • Oral cancer screening: We examine your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: We check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: We use special dental instruments to check all tooth surfaces for decay.
  • Examination of existing restorations: We examine the condition of existing fillings, crowns, etc.

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