The First dental visit includes the following: Comprehensive Exam,X rays and Cleaning

Doctors at our office  focus on comprehensive dentistry. We not only focus on the problem but also reason the cause. Our approach will be complete exam so we can  understand and evaluate complete oral health for your absolute best care.

After your exam we discuss  your oral health ,giving you a basic understanding of the health of your mouth is an incredibly valuable tool, in that it can allow you make informed choices to improve your health and quality of life.

Comprehensive exam includes the following:

1.Digital radiography

We take a series of digital images in order to understand the condition of the teeth, jaw joints, and bone levels.  We use these images so we can better explain to the patient what we see.  We give each patient a “tour of their mouth,” in order to best explain its overall health.  We show you the radiographs and explain our findings. 

There are two types of radiographs that we use as a diagnositc tool.

Panoromic radiograph

It takes a complete picture of your jaw and it helps us evaluate your bone level , wisdom teeth location and sinus level.

Intraoral radiographs

these are small radiographic sensors that help us diagnose a tooth 

Intraoral Camera- The photo graphs of your teeth displayed on the monitor on the ceiling helps you see  and understand the needs  for dental care.

 

2. Oral Cancer Screening

Our Doctors  Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums  well as the x-rays for any signs of oral cancer. or abnormalities.  Finding problems early is important for the best chance of being remedied.

 

3 Gum Disease Evaluation/Periodontal Exam

 we look at the gum health ,bone and  tooth structure   This allows us to diagnose potential periodontal disease, clenching and grinding issues, as well as the reasons for cracked or broken teeth.  Gaining an understanding of these issues allows you to decide what treatment you would need. 

There is  close relation between general health to the oral health.

 Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease It's important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Studies have shown that gum disease can have adverse health outcome on patients with hypertension and diabetes.

Periodic gum evaluation is very important aspect of recall oral exam which is advised at 4- 6months interval.

 

4. Explanation

A t the end of the exam, we will review all of this information with the patient so they can understand why they may be experiencing certain symptoms

Any question you have  will be answered.