A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your doctor at your initial dental visit as well as at all your periodic check-up appointments.
Examination with x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, lymph nodes, thyroid, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Professional Dental Cleaning
This treatment is provided at your initial comprehensive exam visit and at all your subsequent periodic check up visits, usually every 3 months or 6 months depending on your need. Your doctor will examine your oral condition and will establish what level of cleaning your teeth and oral tissues require.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease.